Cultivating joy, beauty, and delight for children and parents

Welcome to Childhood of Wonder! I’m so glad you are here. Parenting and caring for children is full of joy, but it is also hard and often undervalued work. Whether our children are newborns or teenagers, finding ways to build strong relationships based on unconditional love and respect that will last a lifetime is, at its core, what most parents might say is their deepest wish. It is not an easy task.

Choosing to parent in a non-coercive and gentle way that matches your values as a human in the world requires more effort and thought than conventional parenting hacks or quick-fix parenting manuals might suggest. Peaceful parenting based on mutual respect is transformative and brings more joy and ease into all parts of your family’s life. Childhood of Wonder aims to rethink what both a childhood and an education founded on wonder can mean for the young ones among us, our families, and for our society at large. Children learn best when their needs are met. How we support a childhood based in delight is imperative to encouraging a lifetime of learning. May we strive to fill this fleeting time with beauty and wonder—something all children, everywhere, deserve. In turn, together we may change the world.

If a child is to keep alive his inborn sense of wonder, he needs the companionship of at least one adult who can share it, rediscovering with him the joy, excitement, and mystery of the world we live in.

― Rachel Carson

To affect the quality of the day, that is the highest of arts.

― Henry David Thoreau

Childhood of Wonder inspires and supports parents and caregivers in creating more joy and delight in ourselves and in the lives of our children. Questions? Ideas? Email us! childhoodofwonder@gmail.com