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Reactive to Responsive to Proactive

Thoughts & Reflections

 Baan Dek · Episode 123 – Reactive to Responsive to Proactive Maybe you’ve heard the phrase, “respond rather than react.” There’s a lot of work being done in childcare, parenting, education, and other child-advocacy circles — in addition to areas outside the child-centered sphere — about becoming trauma-informed, examining our own experiences and how […]

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Montessori & The Olympics

Thoughts & Reflections

Baan Dek · Episode 122 – Montessori & The Olympics The Olympics are coming up, which is one of the few sporting events I watch. I look forward to them, have them set to record, it’s a whole thing. They’re fantastic to watch with children, too. As a general rule Montessori doesn’t really encourage children […]

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Tearful Drop Offs

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Baan Dek · Episode 121 — Tearful Drop Offs We’re a few weeks into the start of the school year, and the little moments of “I don’t want to go to school,” or tears at drop off can be a bit of a hiccup. Maybe they’ve started already, or maybe they’re still a ways away, […]

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Approaching Challenges

Thoughts & Reflections

For a podcast of this post, listen here or subscribe on iTunes. Baan Dek · Episode 120 – Approaching Challenges Isn’t it wonderful that we’ll experience challenges? Birth is a challenge. Whether you got here with very little fuss and commotion, or with lots of medical and surgical expertise, at home or elsewhere, it’s a […]

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Asking Children for Consent, Permission, Their Opinion

Thoughts & Reflections

For a podcast of this post, listen here or subscribe on iTunes. Baan Dek · Episode 119 – Asking Children for Consent, Permission, Their Opinion If you’ve known about Montessori for more than about three minutes, there’s a high likelihood you’ve heard about respect for children, choice, freedom, language. In fact, there’s a strong chance […]

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