Holding space for conscious development

The world is so connected, filled with love, beauty, and potential. Yet, there is a disconnection in many areas, especially in the realm of education. How can we create a world filled with more mindful relationships, intentional interaction with nature, and truly live to our fullest potential as a species? As we all know, changing behavior can be difficult for adults. It’s difficult because we’ve been conditioned by society to live, learn, think, and interact in certain ways. It’s not our fault, there's a greater systemic issue at hand. Children, however, crave learning about the true nature of our world and adapt to new information quickly. They are the gateway to our future, having the greatest potential to influence the way our world thinks, acts, and feels.​

The passion behind this site comes from this: Focusing on providing opportunities to grow in core human virtues will naturally boost a child’s academic abilities and form a more intentional, authentic, interconnected, and compassionate generation of humans. If a child first develops curiosity and love of learning, academics then fall easily into place. Mainstream academic curriculum, when used as a means to develop core human virtues, will assist the child in developing both as a human with a spirit, and as a student. If children are exposed to environments where they are allowed to have freedom of expression and curiosity to explore, their gifts can shine even brighter when they are adults, shaping this world in a new direction. Children truly thrive when they are given the freedom to play, touch the earth, engage in community, and connect with their own unique strengths and values. Resources throughout thefestimom.com assist in understanding how to hold space for children to freely be a child on this earth, make mistakes, and learn through exploration.

"Our highest endeavor must be to develop free human beings who are able of themselves to impart purpose and direction to their lives.

The need for imagination, a sense of truth, and a feeling of responsibility-these three forces are the very nerve of education."

- Rudolf Steiner