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Monthly Archives: October 2018

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Positive Guidance Boundaries – Consistency and Follow Through

What is positive guidance? Some folks equate this to child-led rearing, but it couldn’t be further from the truth. It doesn’t mean happiness at all costs. The positive guidance philosophy recognizes that children actually learn when supported through conflict — not when protected from it. The aspect of positivity indicates a foundation in healthy adult-child […]

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Teaching Children How to Learn Grace and Courtesy the Montessori Way

Grace and courtesy, two attributes that some might say are sadly lacking in today’s chaotic world. And arguably so. As parents, grandparents and caregivers, it is our responsibility to ensure that children are taught how to be graceful and courteous to others. Teaching these characteristics affords the added benefits of learning kindness, friendliness, acceptance, and […]

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The Benefits of Spending One-On-One Time with Your Kids

Parenthood. It’s one of the most beautiful things you can experience. Day in and day out you are consumed by little hands, big imaginations, large emotions and the list goes on, right!? In the rush of daily life it is important for both parents and children to get quality one-on-one time with each other. Have […]

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How to Help Children Cope During a Difficult Time

When you think of childhood, the imagination goes to butterflies and rainbows. But that isn’t always the case. Childhood may not always be as carefree as we hope for our children. They may experience the pains of divorce or the loss of a loved one, or pet. When this type of situation occurs, it’s important […]

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Toddler Biting – Why It Happens and What You Can Do About It

Many toddlers go through a biting stage. It typically occurs when a child is between one and a half and three years old. But why does this happen? Biting, can often be commonplace behavior for a toddler. It doesn’t matter how well the child is parented or how “good” a child is. The incident generally […]

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How to Create an Independent Environment at Home

No matter the age of your children, it is important that you give them space, security and organization to create an independent learning environment at home. This type of learning, is inspired by Maria Montessori, the Italian physician, education and innovator, acclaimed for her educational method that builds on the way children naturally learn. “To […]

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5 Tips for Potty Learning the Montessori Way

Potty Learning. When parents hear these words, it may sound similar to fingernail scratches on a chalkboard. But, just know it doesn’t have to be this cringe worthy. Potty learning or potty training can actually be an enjoyable experience for both parent and child when done the Montessori way. Start Sooner Than Later First and […]

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The Benefits of a Montessori Education

Your Child Learns at His Own Rate He is neither held back nor pushed pushed forward according to the learning rates of other students. Since children are so different, it is unrealistic to expect that they will learn at the same rate. Your Child Learns How to Focus and Concentrate This is one of the […]

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