85 episodes

A podcast for parents who have chosen a natural approach to parenting from birth and beyond! Parenting Specialist, Child Development Specialist, and Play Therapist, Chelsea Vail, educates parents on hot topics from a “crunchy” perspective and drops knowledge on research based techniques for raising loving, happy, healthy kiddos. Chelsea is an advocate for all things Waldorf, anthroposophical, sacred, spiritual and loving. Please support by subscribing and joining the tribe at WholeHeartCrunchyParenting.com

Whole Heart: Crunchy Parenting Chelsea Vail

    • Kids & Family
    • 4.3 • 39 Ratings

A podcast for parents who have chosen a natural approach to parenting from birth and beyond! Parenting Specialist, Child Development Specialist, and Play Therapist, Chelsea Vail, educates parents on hot topics from a “crunchy” perspective and drops knowledge on research based techniques for raising loving, happy, healthy kiddos. Chelsea is an advocate for all things Waldorf, anthroposophical, sacred, spiritual and loving. Please support by subscribing and joining the tribe at WholeHeartCrunchyParenting.com

    The Problem with Malibu Barbie

    The Problem with Malibu Barbie

    Chelsea Vail is inspired to address the major issues perceived with a Vlogger naming their child Malibu Barbie and the danger for young girls growing up in today’s materialistic society.

    • 9 min
    Star Children Are Not Diagnosable Yet

    Star Children Are Not Diagnosable Yet

    Parenting specialist, Chelsea Vail explains to families how we need to be patient with our young children as they move firmly from the spiritual world into the physical world.

    • 39 min
    Am I "Waldorf" Enough?

    Am I "Waldorf" Enough?

    Founder of Epoch Waldorfy Forest School in Bozeman, Chelsea Vail, shares insight into Waldorf education and addresses concerns and myths regarding being "Waldorf" and how to bring Waldorf traditions and methodology into the home. 

    • 21 min
    Simplify Your Spaces, Simplify Your Life

    Simplify Your Spaces, Simplify Your Life

    Parenting expert and Waldorf advocate speaks about the value of decluttering your spaces to simplify your life and offers tips on how to do so. Protect your child's senses!

    • 25 min
    Stand in Your Power, Women

    Stand in Your Power, Women

    Chelsea gets on her soapbox, lol, and tells women to stand in their power, embrace your femininity and be the boss of your home. Do not be pressured by outsiders how to raise your child(ren) and what decisions to make for them. 

    • 35 min
    Color vs Character

    Color vs Character

    Child advocate and parenting specialist, Chelsea Vail, brings up the hard to discuss topic of race and racism in America. She addresses why she feels strongly that we're doing a disservice to all children, and specifically, the black community by teaching that racism is systemic and that white people are inherently racist. This is regressive, not progressive. 

    • 19 min

Customer Reviews

4.3 out of 5
39 Ratings

39 Ratings

BZN Mom ,

Intriguing & raw

Off the cuff, real, grassroots…meant to spark conversations and challenge the mainstream narrative. Straight forward and bold, no apologies made for spitting facts, personal theories or opinions.

French in progress ,

Some good, some bad

Some good Waldorf info but the anti-VAX crap and total disregard for anyone that does not identify as a straight.

Lala1058765 ,

Was enjoying until she got political

I was really enjoying this podcast until I realized how political the speaker was making things. Why does a podcast and website about Waldorf need to mention political agendas? Is there any space that we can escape the madness that is modern politics?

I just want to learn about Waldorf, so I guess I’ll have to keep looking for a podcast that focuses on that, and not on the noise.

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