11 Signs That You’re a Waldorf Parent

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November 19, 2013 by Kimberly Beauchamp, ND

  1. You consult with the class teacher before purchasing gifts for your child.

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    kelly hogaboom (flickr)

  2. You lament that you never learned to knit in school. Then you use this information to excuse yourself from any activity requiring right-left brain coordination, like assembling IKEA furniture.

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    dunkhall (flickr)

  3. You find yourself explaining to people who neither understand nor care why you think it’s OK that your 2nd grader plays an organized sport.

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    pixeljones (flickr)

  4. You have a love/hate relationship with the school’s no media policy.Screen Shot 2013-11-19 at 1.10.17 PM
  5. You’ve taken your child to see an anthroposophical doctor.

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    Joe Mabel (flickr)

  6. You hide your TV in the basement when the teacher pays a home visit.

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    traci lawson (flickr)

  7. You secretly threw out the xylophone that your in-laws sent your child because it didn’t have a pentatonic scale.

    Steven Depolo (flickr)

    Steven Depolo (flickr)

  8. You still refer to Monday as bread day, long after your kids are out of kindergarten.

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    Jim Champion (flickr)

  9. You think it’s cool that your 4th grader just learned how to read.

    Julie, David, & Family (flickr)

    Julie, David, & Family (flickr)

  10. You honestly believe that young children can’t tell when they’re cold, and you bundle them accordingly.

    Sharon Mollerus (flickr)

    Sharon Mollerus (flickr)

  11. You tell your child that going away for a week to labor on a biodynamic farm at age 9 is going to be the best experience of their entire lives.

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    alpha (flickr)

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