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5 Questions About Montessori at Home

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For a podcast of this post, scroll to the bottom of this page or subscribe on iTunes. It’s the start of the school year, a time fresh with possibility. When we resume school, or when we have new children joining us, we’re often met with the same question: what can I do at home to […]

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Helping Children Through Trauma

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For a podcast of this post, scroll to the bottom of this page or subscribe on iTunes. We wish we could protect children from every pain. We want to bundle them up and prevent them from encountering pain, grief, bullying, skinned knees, or discomfort of any sort. The reality is, we can’t. Bad things will […]

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One Small Change

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For a podcast of this post, scroll to the bottom of this page or subscribe on iTunes. All of a sudden, the school year is right around the corner. There’s something really wonderful about the back to school season, even when you’re no longer in school. The changing seasons, the chance to reset, it’s like […]

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Saying “No” With Love

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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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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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