(Bhavika) “There is no such thing as a perfect parent. So just be a real one.” ~ Sue Atkins Being a parent is not an easy task, we all know that. It is challenging, but at the same time it’s can be a beautiful rewarding journey. While we do our best to raise our child/children in the most suitable environment to the best of our ability, a shift in perspective can bring about a radical change in our approach to parenthood. During my early childhood teacher training at a Waldorf center, my entire perspective underwent a major transformation. I realized that our role as a parent can be compared to the role of a shaman, who guides people on their individual path. Children too are ‘little people’ who according to Rudolph Steiner have chosen their parents to help them find their true purpose.
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