She offers support and assistance regarding parenting and homeschooling, and can help with information about Waldorf schools and Waldorf pedagogy.
What are your questions?
Waldorf education - and especially Waldorf-inspired homeschooling - should be seen as a process, not as a fixed idea or a 'given'. We seek to empower parents to take the necessary steps toward developing a Waldorf-inspired homelife. To that end we often stray from the 'usual' Waldorf curriculum, and stress what seems appropriate for the given family situation over what one 'should' be doing.
Having said that, we believe that parental self-education is the road to finding out what works for one's children. We can offer assistance and guidance in this process as well.
Barbara is willing and able to consult with those doing high school at home as well as families with younger children.
Consultations cost $40 (US) for a one hour call (or e-mail equivalent) It could be that after one or two calls, you are on your way and our help is superfluous.
Please contact Barbara Benson at barbarabenson5 (at) gmailcom with your questions or areas of concern. A short paragraph about your family is also helpful.
Once Barbara receives your inquiry, she will contact you to arrange payment and to set up a time to call.
We look forward to hearing from you!
Unfortunately, we also cannot offer specific advice or support for children with therapeutic needs ( such as autism, downs syndrome, ADHD or similar challenges) as this is beyond our expertise.