How Welcoming Adversity Builds Character
A Simple Way to Nurture Potential
This is a quandary we face at our school almost every day and it’s something parents want to talk about often; how does Walden help prepare children for the rough and tumble real world?
It may surprise you to learn that we embrace adversity recognizing that into every life a little rain will fall.
How Play And Learning Go Hand-In-Hand
Last week I had a bit of an opportunity to gain some space (don’t know if you noticed but the children have left the school!) and think a little bit about Henry David Thoreau from whose book our name Walden derives.
It seems forever that his simple approach to the complexities of life resonated powerfully with me. In this instance one quote stood out.
The school year is almost over! Soon your kids will be flying out of the doors at Walden and joyfully announcing their arrival home…for the entire summer.
What happens now? What are you going to do with your kids for the holidays? Where will you go? How do you keep your kids’ minds active for the next many weeks? What’s the best way to answer “I’m bored. There’s nothing to do.”