2013-03-12 16:52:24 - Kim John Payne speaks to parents on how to set sensitive yet firm boundaries for their tweens.
Chestnut Ridge, N.Y. (March 7, 2013) – Family and school educator, Kim John Payne, will be joining Green Meadow Waldorf School (GMWS) on Tuesday, March 19 at 7:30 pm to address the thorny issue of discipline and guidance for tweens. This important talk is open to the public.
Author of Simplicity Parenting, Payne will offer attendees a deeper understanding and a practical approach to guidance for families of tweens.
Payne has previously worked with teachers and parents at GMWS on the nationwide problem of bullying and exclusion. Under his guidance, GMWS students began an anti-bullying program last year called the Student Social Action Committee (SSAC). SSAC uses a buddy system where high school students are paired with younger students to assist
them socially and in instances of bullying. The program has proven to be effective and Green Meadow welcomes back Payne to dig even deeper into the social issue and to look at the ways that healthy discipline can reduce bullying and classroom conflict.
“Tween years are very important,” says Vicki Larson, Director of Communications and Marketing for Green Meadow Waldorf School. “At Green Meadow, teachers and parents work together to support children during this often difficult time in their lives.”
Payne has been a school counselor, adult educator, consultant, researcher, educator and a private family counselor for 27 years. He is the author of Simplicity Parenting and The Games Children Play and is currently completing two additional books, The Soul of Discipline and Whole Child Sports – How to Navigate Child & Youth Sports.
For more information on Kim John Payne’s visit to Green Meadow Waldorf School, visit www.gmws.org/parenteducation. Interviews are available with Payne upon request.
Nearly 350 students from 13 counties and almost 90 towns attend the independent Green Meadow Waldorf School. Located about 20 miles north of New York City, Green Meadow serves students from nursery school through grade 12.
Waldorf education is the fastest-growing independent school movement worldwide, with 300 schools in the U.S. and nearly 1,000 around the world. The curriculum is based on the philosophy of Rudolf Steiner, who founded the first Waldorf School in Germany in 1919. Green Meadow offers developmentally based, challenging academic coursework infused with the arts. Students are exposed to diverse disciplines and can choose traditional classes such as modern languages and sciences while also learning practical arts, such as knitting, blacksmithing, and woodworking. The school also limits the use of technology and media for younger students, a practice essential to Waldorf Education that is also now understood by researchers as essential to the child's developing brain.
About Green Meadow School and the Waldorf education: Founded in Germany in 1919 by Dr. Rudolf Steiner, Waldorf Education now includes schools on every continent. Green Meadow Waldorf School is an accredited full member of the Association of Waldorf Schools of North America (AWSNA), an association that strengthens and supports Waldorf schools and informs the public of the benefits of Waldorf education. Green Meadow is also an accredited member of the New York State Association of Independent Schools (NYSAIS), a voluntary association of more than 140 independent schools in the state of New York.
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