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What to Wear?

Podcasts

Let’s talk about clothing. We all wear it, it’s an expression of our personality, or how we’re feeling today, or simply protection from the elements. So, how do we dress our children? This can be one of the areas where conflicts can occur with young children, particularly during those stressful times, like getting ready for […]

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The Storm Before the Calm

Thoughts & Reflections

The only aspect of life that is linear is the passing of time. Apart from that, true, deep, daily learning, development, progress is a bit more, shall we say, tumultuous? For adults and for children alike, it’s one step forward, two steps back, three steps sideways, oh look a beautiful flower, a massive jump ahead, […]

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Spotlight Lizzie Gheorghita

Spotlights

Q: Can you tell us a little bit about yourself? Your background, your interests, your dreams? My childhood was spent in my father’s home country of Romania, and England, until moving to Missouri at age 10. I was happiest when playing volleyball, chasing around my 4 younger siblings, and spending summers on the sailboat-filled waters […]

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Five Minutes

Thoughts & Reflections

Time is so fluid. We know this. “Time flies when you’re having fun.” “Time heals.” “I don’t have time.” It’s nebulous. Five minutes waiting for an appointment is an eternity, five minutes with a friend is a blink. We’ll sometimes use “five minutes.” When we’re finishing up lunch or playtime, we give children a notice […]

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Fostering Helpfulness

Podcasts

We received the most amazing, thought-provoking question on Facebook. Here it is: What a huge, important thought! This question was a response to a post from Maria Montessori’s Absorbent Mind, which we’re reading together as a team. “…this philosophy teaches us never to give more help than is absolutely necessary.” We’ve also written about help […]

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