• Feedback Regarding Computer Use in Waldorf Schools

    Posted by Donna Simmons

    Last month I wrote an impassioned plea to Waldorf teachers to please stop and consider other ways to work with their classes during this time of shut-down and  distancing regulations. I got quite a lot of feedback, some of which…

  • A Plea to Waldorf Teachers

    Posted by Donna Simmons

    a Michael imagination by David Newbatt Dear Waldorf Teachers, I am writing to you as a colleague and friend, a former Waldorf student, teacher and parent, and present Waldorf educator mainly focused on homeschoolers. I write because I am shocked…

  • Thinking About Artificial Intelligence

    Posted by Gabriel2

    As those of you who follow my blog know, I am keen to develop Christopherus as a voice for healthy parenting and education. Many of you know that a main focus is my growing concern about AI and the gung-ho…

  • Fool’s Gold: A Look at Children and Computers

    Posted by Christopherus

    by The Alliance for Childhood (Reprinted with kind permission from the Alliance for Childhood, this is the executive summary of a 99 page report) Computers are reshaping children’s lives, at home and at school, in profound and unexpected ways. Common…

  • Communication Blackout

    Posted by Christopherus

    By Donna Simmons My sons have left home. They are now 18 and 20 and live in England, which is where they were born.  They are tall, strong, articulate young men, deeply concerned with the inequalities and tensions of our…

  • Children and Social Networking

    Posted by Christopherus

    At the bottom of this piece is an article that all of you who have children heading toward an awareness of social networking – or those who are involved with this already – might need to read. The article is…

  • Resisting the Lure of Electronic Games

    Posted by Christopherus

    The following was written by Alison, a Waldorf homeschooling mom who started a thread on my online discussion forum about electronic games and gave a version of the following story. I liked it so much I asked her to write…

  • Follow Up to Teens and Texting

    Posted by Christopherus

    Thank you to all who responded to my earlier blog on Teens and Texting. I think this is a huge topic – one which I will return to again and again. And if you haven’t responded to my original blog…

  • Teens and Texting

    Posted by Christopherus

    Beware! My goodness – how those innocent looking little machines can take over one's life! This is a plea for parents to think very, very carefully before getting their teenager a cell phone. As for those parents contemplating getting one…

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