What they’re saying

Learn what people are saying about the book “Heaven on Earth” and the Family Camp program.

… about “Heaven on Earth”

“Engaging, optimistic, joyful…a fresh revelation that clearly outlines the natural, simple, yet power-filled steps we can take to avoid the many pitfalls parents and children face in our day.”
— Joseph Chilton Pearce, author of Magical Parents, Magical Child.

“Sharifa Oppenhiemer has given the world a great gift in the pages of this book. The important child-development information is exquisitely combined with the best ‘How-to’s’ I have seen in any book for parents. Her book, is a ready guide that insures joyful, enthusiastic children who learn easily and contribute to their families and society for a lifetime. I have delighted in every page and feel this is absolutely A must read for parents, grandparents, teachers, and perhaps everyone who will ever touch the life of a child.”
— Carla Hannaford, Ph.D., biologist and international educational consultant; author of Smart Moves: Why Learning Is Not All in Your Head and Awakening the Child Heart: A Handbook for Global Parenting

”This delightful book will be a wonderful resource for parents. They will certainly appreciate its warm, friendly, personal, and reassuring tone. I would have loved such a book when I was a young mother! For those whose children already attend Waldorf programs, it provides a helpful resource for creating a bridge between home and kindergarten. For others, this lovely book offers wonderful glimpses into the wise and nurturing practices of Waldorf early childhood education. In a world where childhood is increasingly ‘media’ted and ‘adult’erated, this book offers much-needed support for the protection of childhood. ”
—Susan Howard, chairperson, Waldorf Early Childhood Association of North America and coordinator, International Association for Steiner/Waldorf Early Childhood Education

“Being a parent is a challenging assignment, but with the help of Sharifa Oppenheimer’s book, Heaven on Earth, our work immediately becomes easier. This book is both heartfelt and practical. It offers sound parenting principles with down-to-earth examples of how to raise children with both insight and grace.”
—Jack Petrash, director, Nova Institute; author of Navigating the Terrain of Childhood: A Guidebook for Meaningful Parenting and Heartfelt Discipline

…about Family Camp

“The wonder and playfulness our children experience at The Rose Garden was brought to life for parents at Family Camp. The opportunity to commune with other parents, in the comfort of the forest and the wisdom of Sharifa’s guidance, created connections to our truest imaginations and youthful rhythms. It was simply splendid!”  —  Francesca LoMonaco

“Living together and slipping into our rhythm together at camp solidified something for me that went much deeper than what I have read or attempted before. Absorbing and living the example at camp revealed to me why and how it truly serves not only the children and their needs but creates a harmonious balance between parent and child as well. It has been a precious gift for my family. I also feel like my cup was filled. I was nourished physically, mentally, and spiritually. We all know that when a mother is nourished in these ways the abundance of wellbeing overflows to her family.”  —  Madrona Wienges