potty

Potty Training the Montessori Way – Q&A with an Expert

I’ll be honest. When it comes to potty training, I have felt pretty clueless as to where to start and what to do. Like everything else, there is a lot of conflicting information on the subject. About six months ago, I bought the book Diaper-Free Before 3. While I didn’t read it cover to cover, […]

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swing

Building Independence for Our Little Learners

As a parent, whenever someone asks you what you want for your child, you usually have a list of the usual answers: health, happiness and smarts. It wasn’t until our baby became four years old that I realized the word independent was missing from our list! For the longest time, I think we just assumed […]

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mothersday

“I Can Do it Myself” Breakfast for Mother’s Day

With Mother’s Day quickly approaching, we have created a blog for you to help your little one prepare a do-it-themselves breakfast for their Montessori Mama. Practical life is so important to developing the whole child and no matter the age, this can prove to be such a great experience for everyone involved in the process. […]

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commoncore

The Common Core and Montessori

As the administrator of a public Montessori charter school, I can’t even begin to explain the excitement on a parent’s face when I tell them that at our school their child can receive a Montessori education for free. I explain to them how a charter school receives funding much like any other public school. They […]

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momchild

3 Simple Tips for the Busy Montessori Parent

I am a Mom. Not a teacher. Not an expert. And clearly not a child psychologist. I’m a Mom who loves her kids and does her best to help them navigate through this thing called life.  I mess up parenting (but hopefully not my children) every single day- in one way or another. When my oldest was […]

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montessorimom

Why Being a Montessori Mom Changed My Life

 I will never forget the moment I heard about the Montessori school near my home. I can still picture where I was and who told me. I’m not sure why it sticks out in my memory, but my education as a Montessori parent began at that very moment. I read all the books and tried […]

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toddlerindependence

8 Everyday Items to Support Toddler Independence

In just a couple of months, my son will be turning 2-years-old. As a parent, I am sure you can relate to the magnitude of emotions this brings. A parent, in reference to children growing up, surely must have coined the term “bittersweet.” Parenting is, without a doubt, the most incredible journey of constant learning, stretching, […]

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dsicipline

More Choices. Less Discipline.

In my 20+ years of experience as a Montessori educator, I have found there is often a misunderstanding in the general population of just what discipline means. Discipline is often thought of as something that is external and imposed on children by adults. Most of society would agree that a disciplined child is one who […]

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bubble_back

Six Truths To Accept In Becoming A More Confident Parent

Throughout my time as a Montessori teacher, I would often receive questions on what is the “right way” to do things and “how can I be more Montessori at home?” Parents were always asking how they could better educate themselves on the philosophy and become more of a Montessori parent. As I became a blogger […]

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transition

How a Montessori Adolescent Program Prepares Students for High School

I have taught the Montessori Adolescent Program now for six years, and can think of no better way to prepare today’s young adolescents for any upcoming high school experience, public or private. I have had administrators from high schools meet me and thank me for sending them such prepared, responsible and respectful students. It isn’t me […]

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