Recommended Reading

Between Form and Freedom: Being A Teenager
by Betty Staley, Lifeways Books, 2009

Thirteen to Nineteen—Discovering the Light: Conversations with Parents
by Julian Sleigh, Floris Books, 1989

Raising Resilient Children

by Robert Brooks and Sam Goldstein, McGraw Hill, 2001

The Self-Esteem Trap: Raising Confident and Compassionate Kids in an Age of Self-Importance

by Polly Young-Eisendrath,  Little, Brown & Co, 2008


If you've had the experience of binding a book, knitting a sock, playing a recorder, then you feel that you can build a rocket ship -- or learn a software program you've never touched. It's not bravado, just a quiet confidence.

There is nothing you can't do. Why couldn't you? Why couldn't anybody?

-Peter Nitze, Waldorf and Harvard graduate, and director of an aerospace company
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