Kim John Payne Parenting Workshop in Tucson – Mar 31


March 31 @ 9:30 am – 12:30 pm

Tucson Waldorf School’s Treasuring Childhood Film & Lecture Series is thrilled to be bringing Kim John Payne, noted author of Simplicity Parenting, to Tucson for a one-time lecture.

The event will be held at – Sea of Glass Center for The Arts at 330 East 7th Street in Tucson, Az.

The lecture is free and open to the public


**RSVP is requires as space for the event is limited. Adults only please, infants-in-arms are welcomed.**


  • Not Anti-Screen but Pro-Connection to Nature and People
  • How to maintain loving limits, warm, firm and calm discipline and strong family connections in a world where increasingly “screens are supreme”
  • How to build focus, grit and good judgment so that our kids do not become overwhelmed with media driven images but can shape their own self esteem, hopes and dreams.
  • How to encourage respect when negative images of adults pervade pop culture.
  • Fitting in with friends. “Won’t my kids be disadvantaged if I limit screen media?”
  • Aloneness vs. Loneliness. Helping kids know the difference.
  • The alluring world of no boundaries that screen use develops and how this makes discipline and guidance difficult.
  • Virtuous VS. Virtual. Building real and enduring relationships with people who will “be there” for you when times get tough.

I am not negatively anti screen for kids, but passionately pro connection. Connection to the things that matter like the natural world, friends, play, family and to their own beautiful but delicate emerging values. Screens interrupt these crucial connections and that has got to be suspicious. – Kim John Payne.

More about Simplicity Parenting and Loving Discipline in A Digital Age:

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Humble Hive – featuring Michael D’Aleo on Tue, Feb 26 @7pm

Humble Hive – Parent Education Group


Creating Inner Strength in Children


Mr. Michael D’Aleo

Tue, Feb 26 @ 7-8:30pm

in the Eurythmy Room

Every year, the upperclassmen at our High School, have the gift of being taught by an internationally renowned traveling Waldorf teacher, Michael D’Aleo. Come see why he has become so endeared to the High School and hear him speak about…

How to create a safe environment, while simultaneously creating the conditions where the child develops Strength and Tenacity for overcoming obstacles.

For more information and Zoom information, please see the flyer below or contact:

*Humble Hive Parent Group suggests a $5 donation at the door to cover expenses. 

Mr. Michael D’Aleo is teaching main lesson seminar blocks in electricity and magnetism, projective geometry, optical physics, and astronomy in the 11th and 12th grades.

Michael D’Aleo lectures nationally and internationally on the topics of science, education and environmental issues and is a founding member of the Saratoga Experiential Natural Science Research Institute (SENSRI) as the Director of Research.

He was a co-founder of the high school at the Waldorf School of Saratoga Springs where he taught physical science and astronomy. Mr. D’Aleo is also an instructor of Waldorf School physical science teachers at The Center for Anthroposophy as well as a guest teacher at various teacher training institutions and Waldorf Schools.

Mr. D’Aleo has a Mechanical Engineering degree and a Masters degree in Education. Mr. D’Aleo is co-author of the book Sensible Physics Teaching, a guide for 6th, 7th, and 8th grade educators to teach physics in a manner relevant to the experience of the students. He is also the author of Embracing Materialism and Letting It Go – An experiential guide to overcoming an object-based world conception.

Apps Parents Should Know About

As children get older and become more independent, there are a variety of apps that parents should be aware of when deciding what to allow a child to install on their devices.

There are apps that can expose your children to a range of things from bullying and unwanted messages, some apps can even give strangers your child’s location.

Here are a few things you can do to help protect your children:

  • Approve every app on your child’s phone
  • Check privacy settings
  • Talk with your child about phone use, apps, and social media
  • Find out what is popular – different apps catch on in different locations

Here’s a list of apps from the sheriff in department in Alabama. 

Humble Hive Parent Education Group – Oct 30


A Peer Lead (all things Waldorf) Parent Education Group offered every last Tuesday evening of the month from 7:00 to 8:30 in the Eurythmy room

Have you ever wondered “Why Waldorf?” Let’s discover it together. Every month we will have a new topic. If you’re in Early Childhood, the Grades, High School or just have a healthy curiosity about Waldorf Education….this might just be the little gem you were looking for.

Ms. Rachel Schmid is this month’s guest.

Join us as we get to peek into to the life of growing up Waldorf, experience a bit of Eurythmy and discover how it TRULY is the “Total Work Out” Mind, Body, and SPIRIT!

It takes such great COURAGE as a parent, to offer your child the gift of a Waldorf Education. Waldorf Education often speaks of meeting the child where they are at. Can we speak of meeting the parent where they are at??

What to bring:

Curiosity, Open Hearts AND MINDS…maybe a Notebook and Pen.

$5 Donation @ Door-ZOOM may donate online re:HumbleHive
(Baby in arms, welcome)

RSVP(on DMS Chat)
Unable to physically attend and participate…

virtually attend via ZOOM and listen in,
on a first come first serve basis.
Join via ZOOM with meeting ID
To join the meeting go to ZOOM.US or add the zoom app on your smartphone.

Happy to answer any questions,

Humble Hive – Sep 25

A Peer Lead (All things WALDORF inspired) Parent Education Group…

Dear DMS (and Friends of the DMS) Community,
Please Join us the last Tuesday of each month from 7:00pm-8:30pm
(If unable to physically attend and participate … virtually attend via ZOOM and listen in.)

Have you ever wondered WHY Waldorf…let’s discover it together! Each month we will have a new topic. If you are in Early Childhood, the Grades, High School or just a healthy curiosity about Waldorf Education…this might be the little gem…you have been searching for.

  • Verse of the Month (what and why)
  • Speakers
  • Festival Calendar Review (what, where, why)
  • Skypers
  • Teachers
  • Documentary (i.e…The life or Legacy of Rudolf Steiner or latest and greatest Waldorf inspirational media talks, podcasts,videos)
  • Book Study (weekly virtual group ZOOM chapter check-in’s)
  • Spotlight Parents who have great talents to share
  • Bit of Health and Wellness Education
  • Peer/Parent Support

Followed by discussions, refreshment and friendship

What to bring: Your curiosity, Open Hearts AND MINDS…maybe a Notebook and Pen.
$5 Donation (for guest fees and refreshments)

Discover what’s Amazing about our beloved Desert Marigold School
(only one like it…in the NATION!)

Happy to answer any questions, please call Barb Cunningham 602-349-1081

Curriculum Overview – Apr 10

The K-12 Curriculum Overview is for new parents, families on the waitlists and those in our community who never had the opportunity to attend and are interested in seeing the whole picture of the Desert Marigold curriculum. During this lecture you will hear from several of our faculty as they walk you from early childhood through high school addressing child development and how the Waldorf pedagogy meets the needs of the child.

No Child Care Available.

Upcoming Dates:
Apr 10th – 6:30-8pm

Location: Eurythmy Room (DMS High School)