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Getting Ready for School

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It’s the time of year when we’re making plans. Plans for summer, even if it feels like we’ll never get there, and plans for school for next year, whether it’s college or first time away from a parent! There are a few things which can help set the stage for success. Here are our favorites. […]

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Giving Choices in Montessori

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Children surprise us with their opinions. For the first few years, they’re along for the ride, wearing, eating, and doing what we choose for them. A day comes and, out of the blue, they surprise us with their thoughts, opinions, desire to play a larger role in their day-to-day. Likes and dislikes, preferences, wanting to […]

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What to Wear?

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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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Fostering Helpfulness

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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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Montessori Chores

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This subject is way more fun than the word “chores” connotes, and not just because we put the word “Montessori” in front. Stay with me. Children want to be just like us. It’s the driving force behind learning to walk and to talk, it’s why we see ourselves (sometimes alarmingly so!) in a child’s mannerisms […]

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