News Articles of Interest

The Denver Waldorf School is committed to helping our parent community navigate the joyful, fun and sometimes choppy waters of parenthood. Together, we are building the community we want to see in the world. We are a community committed to nurturing and holding the children, gently guiding them on their individual and unique paths toward adulthood.

As part of our on-going commitment to community education, we often share news articles of interest through our monthly Newsletters, The Denver Waldorf School Facebook page and class emails. This page is an archive of these articles.

Early Childhood Articles


Children Should Be Allowed to Get Bored, Experts SayBBC News, March 22, 2013

Modifying a Child’s Behavior Without Resorting to BribesThe New York Times, January 11, 2013

Scientific Inquiry Among the Preschool SetThe New York Times, October 1, 2012

Play, Stress and the Learning BrainThe DANA Foundation, September 24, 2012

Why 6-year-old Girls Want to be SexyWaldorf Today, September, 2012

How Creeping and Crawling Prepares a Child for School LifeMovement for Childhood, Summer, 2012

If We Don’t Let Our Children Play, Who Will Be the Next Steve Jobs?Huff, October 20, 2011

Music Feeds Your Soul and Builds Your

Education Articles


Slow Schools and Slow Education – Connecting Children to Life –, 2013

TED Talk – Jack Petrash of The Washington Waldorf School in Bethesda, Maryland, speaking about his 40 Years as a Waldorf Teacher

Technology Changing How Students Learn, Teachers SayThe New York Times, November 1, 2012

Philosophizing Science: A Different Approach to American Higher EducationThe Rice Standard, October 8, 2012

Teachers’ Expectations Can Influence How Students PerformNPR, September 17, 2012

Back to School – An episode about an emerging theory no what to teach kids from the book, “How Children Succeed” by Paul Tough – This American Life, September 14, 2012

Early Music Lessons Have Longtime BenefitsNew York Times, September 10, 2012

Tiny Lifesaver for a Growing Worry: EpiPens in SchoolsNew York Times, September 7, 2012

Teach Your Children Well: Sir Ken Robinson Calls for a Revolution in EducationCostco Connection, August, 2012

The Importance of Music in SchoolsDenver Post, May, 1, 2010

TED Talk – Ken Robinson: “How Schools Kill Creativity,” Feb., 2006

Parenting Articles

What You Need to Know About Children & Emotional Distress – Mental Health America of Colorado

How to Talk to Your Child About the News –

A Nation of WimpsPsychology Today, reviewed February, 2013

No More 1950s: How Simplicity Parenting is the Way to Prepare Kids for a Complex FutureWaldorf Today, September, 2012

ED7G4297A Child’s Place Is in the Kitchen: How Cooking Advances LearningCulinate, September 15, 2010

What Ails Us? Reframing the Way We Think About Chronic Illness, Drug Addiction and Attention-Deficit DisorderWaldorf Today, September, 2012

Raising Successful ChildrenNew York Times, August 4, 2012

ResilienceWaldorf Today, August 2012

Welcome to the Age of Over ParentingBoston Magazine

How to Land Your Kid in TherapyThe Atlantic, July, 2011

The Hormone Surge of Middle ChildhoodNew York Times, December 26, 2011

No Bad Kids – Toddler Discipline Without Shame –, April 29, 2010

Technology Articles

Assessing the Creative Spark ~ TIME Magazine, May 20, 2013

The Sorcerer’s Apprentice: Mind Over MachineryWaldorf Today, January 14, 2013

How True Are Our Assumptions About Screen Time?NAEYC, October, 2012

Is Technology Sapping Children’s Creativity?The Washington Post, September 13, 2012

The Twitter TrapNew York Times, May 18, 2011

Going Green in Denver

Publications, Newsletters and Blogs

Association of Waldorf Schools of North America (AWSNA)

Why Waldorf Works

Waldorf Early Childhood Association of North America


Reflections on Parenting – Blog by Colette Green, retired DWS teacher and Simplicity Parenting Course teacher

Center for Anthroposophy

Rudolf Steiner on the Internet

The Anthroposophical Society – Denver Branch

Alliance for Childhood

Lead Together

Other Waldorf Schools in Our Area

Shining Mountain Waldorf School – Boulder, CO

Shepherd Valley Waldorf School – Niwot, CO

Tara Performing Arts High School – Boulder, CO

Waldorf School on the Roaring Fork – Carbondale, CO