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Saying “No” With Love

Podcasts

For a podcast of this post, scroll to the bottom of this page or subscribe on iTunes. We try really hard to avoid saying “no.” It doesn’t feel good to say or to hear. Many of us grew up hearing no a lot and we didn’t like the way it made us feel (unimportant, silenced) […]

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Every Day Matters

Thoughts & Reflections

Montessori is unique among many early childhood settings in the emphasis on consistency. Montessori schools often offer, if not require, five days a week, even for very young children. Some schools offer part time, whether that be in the form of part of each day, or a selection of days throughout the week but, in […]

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Spotlight Haas Montessori Consulting

Spotlights

This interview is with Carolyn from Haas Montessori Consulting Q: Can you tell us a little bit about yourself? Your background, your interests, your dreams? Growing up, I often played school with my younger siblings. Both of my grandmothers were teachers (a reading specialist and a voice teacher), and somehow I always knew I would […]

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Parenting Extremes

Thoughts & Reflections

Parenting is full of extremes. No one could possibly feel as much love as I feel for this child in this moment. There’s no way I could feel more love, more pride, more joy, and then a sibling comes along, and my heart is even more full. There is no child more beautiful, more funny, […]

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When Children Ask “Why?”

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For a podcast of this post, scroll to the bottom of this page or subscribe on iTunes. Children, especially young children, ask a million questions. There are memes and tropes and jokes about the questions children ask, and about the responses adults give. Maybe the reason “Because I said so!” became the irked end to […]

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