Baan Dek

Naming Emotions

Thoughts & Reflections

It can be surprising how much children are learning. How to walk, how to read, how to interact with others. Emotions are human, we have different names for them, or feel some more deeply than others, but they’re universal. They are not learned, but identifying and naming them is learned. It’s another education we accompany […]

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“Go Away”

Thoughts & Reflections

Oh, those words break your heart. “Go away.” Uttered by anyone, they are gut-wrenching, but spoken by a child, they can strike a wound. And yet, they are not unfamiliar to hear. Often they emerge at a certain age — two or so, when a child is just figuring out that their words have meaning, […]

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Happy Birthday, Maria

Thoughts & Reflections

Happy Birthday Maria! We have a present for you. It’s a promise. A promise to seek deeper understanding, to set higher goals for ourselves, to make this the Best Year Yet. To truly Follow the Child. To observe what a child is showing us, and to respond with empathy, understanding, and hope. To see the […]

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We’re Never Done

Thoughts & Reflections

It’s the week before school begins here at Baan Dek, and we’re spending this time in Inservice. It’s truly one of our favorite weeks of the year. We spend all Summer getting ready for it. Immediately after, we reflect on what could be improved for next year. You see, the Montessori Classroom is called a […]

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Parenting Instructions

Thoughts & Reflections

We put together a few of our top tips to make parenting a bit easier. What to do when… … your child won’t get dressed. Breathe. …yesterday’s favorite meal is today’s arch enemy. Breathe. … those first words finally, suddenly, joyfully emerge. Breathe. What to do when… …the fever won’t break. The teeth won’t come […]

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