78 episodes

A podcast for parents who want to do things differently 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. Waldorf inspired and an advocate for all things Waldorf. Please support on by subscribing and joining the tribe at WholeHeartCrunchyParenting.com Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/whole-heart/support

Whole Heart: Crunchy Parenting Chelsea Vail

    • Kids & Family
    • 4.5 • 34 Ratings

A podcast for parents who want to do things differently 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. Waldorf inspired and an advocate for all things Waldorf. Please support on by subscribing and joining the tribe at WholeHeartCrunchyParenting.com Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/whole-heart/support

    MILK: To Drink or Not to Drink

    MILK: To Drink or Not to Drink

    Chelsea Vail addresses the often posed question, "What kind of milk should my child be drinking?" The answer will inevitably surprise you. 


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    • 18 min
    Cut the Crap: Riding Ourselves of Synthetic Materials and Unnatural Ways of Living

    Cut the Crap: Riding Ourselves of Synthetic Materials and Unnatural Ways of Living

    Chelsea Vail encourages listeners to get in touch with nature through natural materials and rid home of synthetics in order to reopen the senses and live more consciously. 


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    • 25 min
    Epoch 1: Goodness in the "Hands Realm"

    Epoch 1: Goodness in the "Hands Realm"

    Waldorf education advocate, Chelsea Vail, explains the first seven year cycle of human development referencing the work of Rudolph Steiner and Erik Erikson. Parents are encouraged to slow down and trust the process of development as it occurs. 


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    • 39 min
    Waldorf In a Nutshell

    Waldorf In a Nutshell

    Chelsea Vail, Waldorf education advocate, explains Waldorf education simply for beginners who may be interested in incorporating more of the Waldorf philosophies and education into daily life. 


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    • 24 min
    Christmas Roots: Simplifying the Season

    Christmas Roots: Simplifying the Season

    Waldorf advocate, Chelsea Vail, explains Christmas from an agnostic and historical perspective to include all beliefs and bring various traditions into your home to simplify the season without losing the joy and the magic. 


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    • 17 min
    Fight for Freedom for Your Child(ren)

    Fight for Freedom for Your Child(ren)

    This episode is about fighting back against mandates, being the voice of reason for your child(ren) and hopefully avoiding negative impacts of state mandates and covid restrictions on your young family. 


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    • 34 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
34 Ratings

34 Ratings

S. Roman ,

Wonderful!

I completely stumbled upon this podcast at 2 am when I got awoken by my newborn twins. Great advice, personal and very loving. Give this a listen!

chasingtranquility ,

Spreading misinformation

Everyone is entitled to their own opinion. They are not entitled to their own facts. Avoid this podcast if you are looking for well-researched, holistic parenting advise. You will not find that here. You will, however, find one woman’s opinions, so if you’re into that you’re in the right place.

mutha urth ,

Say their names

Chelsea Vail has unconventional and unique parenting tips that are quite progressive. However, her attitude towards racial tensions are a bit triggering for me. She made a generalization that all the “Black Lives Matter” protesters were being violent, looting, and “destroying the city [of Austin]”.
There are plenty of kind and caring people in Austin TX, but there is also a great deal of racist people. I’m hoping she’s not one of them.

Overall it’s a good podcast, but the disdain towards the homeless and people of color makes me cringe.

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