Baan Dek

An Attitude of Gratitude

Thoughts & Reflections

We have this tendency to see things not as they are, but as we are. Things are not good or bad, the glass isn’t half-full or half-empty, it’s just how we choose, or how we’ve trained our brains, to view things. Sometimes it’s habitual, other times it’s the side of the bed we woke up […]

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Travel with Children

Podcasts

Like we discussed in the last episode, Celebrating Holidays with Children, travel is another common theme these next few months. Whether we’re traveling to spend time with family for a special holiday, or traveling to seek the sun or the slopes, there’s lots of opportunity for travel across town, across the country, across the world. […]

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Independent Isn’t Alone in Montessori

Thoughts & Reflections

There’s a lovely quote by Maria Montessori: When we’re introducing prospective families to Baan Dek, we begin with a tour of the classroom after the children have left for the day. Parents of current students don’t come in the classroom on a day-to-day basis, so it’s nice to have this opportunity to see the classroom […]

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Baan Dek

Celebrating Holidays with Children

Podcasts

It’s the beginning of November, and around the world the next several months are often very busy. There are parties and special occasions, travel near and far, and we thought we’d share a few of our favorite tips for celebrating holidays with young children. On the next episode of the podcast, we’ll share a few […]

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Hard Things Are Good Things in Montessori

Thoughts & Reflections

Children are constantly being challenged. Growing up is hard work. Fortunately, children are more than up for the task. We think fondly of stress-free childhood, not worrying about things, deadlines, ruminating on mistakes, those adult-problems. Geez, kids just have it so easy! “We do not see things as they are, we see things as we […]

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