Waldorf education at home is by far one of the best methods to educate but it can feel so overwhelming! There's so much to learn - not to mention the art, the inner work and the toys. It feels like so much! How will you ever gain the confidence you need? How will you ever be what your child needs? It can feel so heavy. We can offer some help.
Hunting around for resources and courses and even freebies takes up valuable family and lesson time. Learn how to leverage your time and take it back! That's more time for play, more time for hikes, more time for YOURSELF, this program teaches you to be the Mom you want to be. Get out of Management Mode and back to loving your days.
We have crafted 17 incredible modules to help you cultivate head, heart & home. These modules, or Mom Lessons are: Rhythm, The Waldorf Curriculum, Inner Work, Temperament, Form Drawing, Planning, Drawing & Painting, Music, Movement, Modeling, Festivals, Handwork, Schooling Several Children, Writing Your Own Curriculum, T.H.R.I.V.E. for parents, Circle Time Creation, Reading & Writing the Waldorf way.
This journey can be challenging so having an expert coach at your side is not only comforting but Melisa also is pretty good at kicking your butt if you need it!
Community is wonderful. Community outside of Facebook is even better. We've found that so many moms are looking for an alternative to Facebook and now we are walking forward with being able to implement it. The community is one of the places to get coaching from me, it will also allow you to connect with the hundreds of other TFW moms, as well as share lesson plans, main lesson pictures and much more.
Some families just prefer a hard copy to hold, we totally get it! All new TFW members as of April 18, 2019 will receive hard copies as needed each school year.
Thinking Feeling Willing puts all your homeschooling, parenting and partnering needs in one place!
Of course you do, that part is important. Let's think for a moment... a Waldorf school education can cost as much as $20,000 a year in some places - many families just simply can not afford that. We have worked from the beginning to make this program affordable - doable for all families. We have worked to continually add value through ongoing updates, added bonuses and much more. Imagine having the tools to bring this to your children. It's hard to put a price tag on that.
12 monthly payments. Billed each month until paid in full. Billed automatically . Lifetime access to all the training, all the curriculum, all the mentoring plus hard copies.
Satabria Rayne says...
I am so grateful to have found Melisa and her beautiful programs. She is like the sister, friend, coach, mentor, teacher, sometimes tough mom. We invested in the TFW and Lifetime that includes the 1:1 and I want to say something about the power and benefit of receiving personal coaching as a teacher/mom/partner. Because of her steadfast authenticity and transparency Melisa became a trusted advisor long before I "met" her in person. So when I reached out for 1:1 coaching she was there for me during a very difficult transition in our family situation. Her empathy and compassion while remaining focused on the best for each member of the family is paramount. Sometimes we all need life lines and I'm proud and grateful to say Melisa is on of mine for certain. I want to also speak on Erik for a moment, Melisa's husband lends insight and perspective that I wouldn't have expected nor ever been open to prior to being a part of the WE family. I am truly grateful for the products and services, the beauty and inspiration and the continuous support that Melisa and her team provide. Thank you!
Jennifer Taylor says...
I left a very large and well known private Waldorf School, because it was managed too much like a business not a Waldorf School. Both my husband and myself independently found Waldorf Essentials and we both LOVE it. It had the heart and function of a true Waldorf education with the practicality of a homeschooling program!
Anna Katherine Curfman says...
Melisa is an extraordinary mentor. I chose to homeschool our three children (grades 3, 6, 7) this year after they had been in a Waldorf school. It felt like a herculean task, but Melisa's calmness, wisdom, and guidance has seen us through the year. Without her program and her help, I would have given up by Christmas. I knew from all of my exposure to Steiner that the inner place of the teacher is paramount and Melisa's Thinking Feeling Willing program delivers all of the steps that I needed to prepare myself to teach my children and to do the inner work I needed to hold the classroom space. Her curriculums are well laid out, I like the quick months at a glance in the front and I especially love that I can order printed copies that are bound. The private fb groups she holds for us are excellent and a really great place to connect and support other homeschooling families. My words cannot express my gratitude for Melisa and her program.
Then two years later she said this...
Two years later - Melisa is the best coach. This is an incredible program. Without her, I would have given up ten times...When I am feeling defeated, I ask for help, I connect in her groups - I get nourished and taught and coached. She has so many amazing videos as well as many handouts, curriculum etc. Cannot say enough good things about this program! The mom lessons are the key - so much good stuff!
Q. Does this include all the curriculum I will need to teach the Waldorf method at home?
A. YES! This program includes curriculum for kindergarten through the grades. We currently have grades 1 through 5 complete with math. Grade 6 is complete but you'll need a math resource (we can help you with that.) Grades 7 through 9 are guides. The rest of high school is planned. We offer extensive planning help to everyone and when we have families with middle and high school kids we spend a lot of time helping them put together their school year. It isn't scary, I promise!
Q. Is there a set time I need to complete this?
A. No, this course/membership is self paced. You pay once and you have access for life to the content and all the content updates we include from here in.
Q. Do you offer phone coaching?
A. Phone coaching is available for those that need it at a reduction of my regular coaching fees.
Q. How do I receive mentoring from you?
A. You can receive mentoring from me in several ways. The best ways to get some personal help are to join me for weekly office hours on Fridays. There is a calendar in the group with the times. The office hours are over video chat and we can talk face to face about your challenges. You can also ask questions in the TFW Support Community. It is a non-Facebook community that you receive access to when you join.
Q. Is your curriculum secular?
A. That is a tricky question! We encourage inner work for parents. That is spiritual but NOT religious in content. It will be different for everyone. The curriculum itself teaches about CULTURES and understanding those cultures will expose you to how they believed. For instance to understand how the Greeks lived, you have to understand their relationship to the Greek gods. The same would be said for the Hebrew people. To understand all of Hebrew life then you must understand Jewish beliefs. Waldorf is secular in the manner that these are introduced. Each culture is taught as a belief system of that culture rather than a belief system of the student. Each family will have their own belief system and understanding the cultures that framed our history allows us to better understand ourselves.
Q. I still have questions, can I talk to you about them on the phone?
A. Yes, sure! Send me an email and we can set up a time!