Waldorf Essentials

Waldorf Essentials

Hosted by: Melisa and Erik Neilsen

Who are we? I’m Melisa! A mom of five children with only two left at home. I’ve been a wife, an ex-wife and a wife again. Two of my children have spectrum struggles. My oldest has ASD (autism spectrum disorder) and my...

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68. Melisa's Experience with the Special Needs Child Waldorf Essentials

Melisa has parented and homeschooled two children with special needs. Both had different needs. Melisa shares about special needs when they are younger and older. Tips she found along the way that helped her from...
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67. Meditation for the Family from Melisa Nielsen

Do you meditate? Have you been trying to get your kids to join you? Melisa shares a family meditation you can practice daily. Share this meditation with fellow parentings and Waldorf homeschool families. Waldorf...
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66. It's Ok to Say "I Can't Teach Today." Melisa Nielsen

Melisa shares why it is ok to say "I Can't Teach Today." And why it's actually better to do that when you are feeling off then pushing through and having the lesson go down the wrong path. Use that lesson time to get...
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65. Meeting the Gifted Child When You Are Homeschooling Melisa Nielsen

Melisa shares her experience with her children for the gifted/special needs child. Often families feel Waldorf will not be right for them with a special needs child. That's far from the truth. Tune in and try the tips...
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64. Three Tips from Erik and Melisa Nielsen at Waldorf Essentials

Tip 1 - Dad Interviews, they are important whether you homeschool or not. Want to start one? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ehWx1... Tip 2 - You don't have to do something just because everyone else is. Keep filling...
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63. Keeping Magic Alive with Younger and Older Kids in Your Homeschooling from Melisa Nielsen

Homeschooling the younger years and homeschooling the older years are much different. Melisa shares tips to help keep the magic of Waldorf homeschooling alive in your older kids. She also shares helpful tips for...
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62. Waldorf for You and Your Partner with Erik and Melisa Nielsen

This is a great duo interview from Erik and Melisa Nielsen. Grab your partner and tune in. Waldorf homeschooling can feel like a big feat to take on. Learn how this duo accepted that challenge and soars. Have the...
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61. Grade Placement for Waldorf Homeschooling with Waldorf Essentials

Melisa Nielsen shares how to decide what grade to place your child in when you are a Waldorf Homeschooling family. Grade placement is much different in Waldorf than public school standards. It is also very intentional...
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60. Chores with Multiple Children by Melisa Nielsen Waldorf Essentials

Curious what age your child can help out with chores? Curious how to navigate chores and multiple children? Melisa has the answers for you. Melisa is a mom of 5 with over 15 years experience homeschooling. Have the...
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59. Did You Lose Your Cool? Melisa Nielsen has a Tip to Get You Back On Track

It happens to us all. Did you lose your cool? Did you forget to set your intentions? Maybe you got up and things started on the wrong foot. You can restart right now. You can change the moment now. Love your kids,...
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58. Creating a Dad Interview with Erik and Melisa Nielsen from Waldorf Essentials

Erik and Melisa share their experience of having a partner interview. They share how to start one and all the options. Partner interviews are important. The partner interview brings everyones thoughts, feelings and...
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57. Why Quiet Solitude is Important for the Entire Family with Melisa Nielsen

Vitamins for the soul. Melisa shares why quiet solitude is important for everyone. Yourself and your kids! She also shares: - Navigating activités - Commute time - Waking up before your kids Waldorf homeschooling can...
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