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This parenting podcast empowers parents on their journey by exploring what it means to nurture and be nurtured with mindfulness and presence. Listen to learn how you can best meet your child’s developmental needs as your child grows and develops while cultivating a nurturing, joyful home life.

We Nurture We Nurture Collective

    • Kids & Family
    • 5.0 • 47 Ratings

This parenting podcast empowers parents on their journey by exploring what it means to nurture and be nurtured with mindfulness and presence. Listen to learn how you can best meet your child’s developmental needs as your child grows and develops while cultivating a nurturing, joyful home life.

    Story: Helping Hands

    Story: Helping Hands

    A tale about a little girl who wished for a little friend to carry in her pocket. She finds a little gnome living under a mushroom and takes him home with her. The little gnome turns out to be quite cheeky and discourages her from helping with chores at home until the fairies come with their twinkling light which tickle her fingers and soon her hands helping.
    We recommend this story for ages 3 - 7
    About the Author - Connie Manson
    “Throughout childhood I loved performing! It was to me a vehicle to connect with others in a joyful, meaningful way. Not long after completing a theatre arts degree, I was asked by a fellow graduate to help perform puppet stories for school children. We knelt in a large black box, holding the puppets above our heads, so we never had the opportunity to see the children's faces, but I was struck by how silent they were throughout the entire show. Later after beginning the journey as a teacher in a classroom, whenever a puppet troupe traveled to our school, it was unforgettable to see how strongly the children connected with the puppets! 
    The journey continued after beginning my Waldorf teacher training, where I discovered a treasure trove of nurturing stories, and a puppet storytelling style adored by children.  Starlite Puppets was born, and thus began the journey of sharing music and puppetry worldwide.” 
    Discover more about Connie and her work at  starlitepuppets.blogspot.com
    To discover more please visit wenurturecollective.com/stories-for-children

    • 8 min
    Story: The Story of St. Nicholas

    Story: The Story of St. Nicholas

    Long, long ago there lived a man whose name was Bishop Nicholas. Like so many people today, Bishop Nicholas cared for people near and far and always helped those in need. One day he heard about some people in a far away land who needed food and so he called for his helpers to gather food so that he could take it to the hungry children and their families. A beautiful story that reminds us to help those in need.
    We recommend this story for ages 3 to 7

    A traditional Waldorf Advent story
    To discover more about please visit wenurturecollective.com/stories-for-children

    • 6 min
    Choosing your Parenting Battles

    Choosing your Parenting Battles

    You’ve probably heard this said before - Choose your battles and save your energy for bigger behavior instead of battling over every minor issue and to let the minor issues go and focus on what’s most important to you. In today's episode, I'll be talking about how to work with your child during difficult moments. I'll suggest different scenarios and give step-by-step guidance on how to respond!

    If you have a parenting question, submit it here on our website, or on Mondays on our Instagram  @we_nurture. 

    • 13 min
    Bringing Light Into Your Home This Winter

    Bringing Light Into Your Home This Winter

    Welcome to Season Thursday! Today I'll be talking about how to bring more light into your home this winter season. I'll share some inspiration and ideas for how to bring more light into your home and deepen your child's experience of the season.    

    Head to our Instagram @we_nurture  to see the winter craft idea mentioned in today's episode! 

    • 12 min
    A Birthday Story

    A Birthday Story

    This birthday story was written for young children to offer a soul nourishing story that describes the journey from heaven to earth. A journey that in the end fulfills little angel’s wish to be with her family on the earth. 
    Although it’s written in the feminine, “she” can easily be changed to “He”. 
    Link to written version of this story

    We recommend this story for ages 3 to 7 years

    About the Author - Chinyelu Kunz

    Chinyelu Kunz is the founder of We Nurture Collective.
    In 2020, after 25 years as an early childhood educator, her growing passion to support parents of young children led her to leave classroom teaching. She created her podcast, We Nurture, to answer the call for help that parents need. We Nurture has grown into a collective and expanded its online presence to include @we_nurture on instagram.

    We Nurture offers a rhythmic + holistic lifestyle approach that transforms family life. A lifestyle approach that supports parents in nurturing their child’s healthy development to unlock their potential while supporting parents in cultivating a nurturing, joy filled home-life!

    To discover more please visit wenurturecollective.com/stories-for-children

    • 7 min
    Creating a Holistic Home

    Creating a Holistic Home

    Being in a calm space makes it easier to calm yourself, and the same applies to children. Today on this Inspirational Wednesday, Chinyelu addresses holistic home ideas that nurture the body and soul, and how you can bring these into your home. We hear how a busy home can make us and our children feel overwhelmed, and how you can identify these problem areas. Find out the 12 senses that are at the foundation of the Waldorf school ideals, and how they are influenced by our environment. We dive into the four foundational senses (touch, life, self-movement, and balance) and discover tips and tools to soothe each of them by adapting the home environment. Tune in to find out why a home is not merely the objects in it, and remember to always be kind and nurturing to our family and ourselves!

    Links Mentioned in Today’s Episode:
    The 12 Senses Article
    We Nurture Collective
    We Nurture on Instagram
    We Nurture on Facebook
    The Three Little Deers and the Great Storm

    • 15 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
47 Ratings

47 Ratings

csophie! ,

Thank you!

So glad I found this podcast! Chinyelu brings such digestible, bite sized podcasts that I actually have time to listen to. Thank you!

jl_bird ,

Wonderful resource

This podcast has been so helpful for parents interested in a Waldorf approach! There’s great parenting advice and a wonderful collection of stories to share with children. I also follow along on Instagram and have submitted questions in the past. Chinyelu responded with such lovely and thoughtful advice.

Wind & Willow ,

Beautiful & Heartwarming

I love to listen to this while my baby is napping. Chinyelu’s voice and words bring me so much peace and confidence as a parent. So many gentle reminders on how to be my best self for my children. Wish I had this wonderful resource when my first baby was small. I feel this podcast is perfect for parents of young children, whether interested in Waldorf or not. Thank you!

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