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Words of Encouragement

Podcasts

We were recently asked, what’s the difference between “Good Job” and “Congratulations?” We were so struck by this fantastic, big question, we also recorded a podcast. Scroll to the bottom of this post, or subscribe on iTunes. The difference is huge. One is a phrase we use all the time, and one kind of makes […]

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Gifts

Podcasts

Gifts are an expression of love. We give gifts and are giddy with anticipation as the receiver is opening it. We are given gifts and feel deeply known and deeply loved. Babies and Children, especially, are given gifts. Not just for holidays and birthdays, but also when families visit, or because it’s Thursday. Gifts can […]

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Comparison

Podcasts

It would be so easy to say, we should never compare. Are there ever times when comparison serves us? Absolutely, though it’s more subtle than we realize. In fact, most of the comparisons we make, we might not even notice. We compare all the time. This versus that. Which apples are on sale? Which book […]

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Communication with Children

Podcasts

Communication. It’s what we do, day-in, day-out. We’re communicating whether we intend to or not. It’s vital to the human experience, it’s how we bind ourselves in relationships, it’s how we interact. And it’s complicated. Especially so when we’re speaking about communication with children. As various forms of communication are effective for different people, we’ve […]

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A Montessori Life

Podcasts

The Montessori Classroom can feel transformative, magical, mysterious. This weekend, We recently held a Parent Education Workshop on A Montessori Life, about certain principles and activities which are natural to the Montessori classroom which might translate well to family life at home. We also recorded a podcast. You can scroll to the bottom or find […]

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