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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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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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How does the Montessori method work?

There are two main principles governing the Montessori method. The first is that teachers (be they parents or Montessori directors) must respect children. The second is that children are born with an inherent, natural love of learning. With these two beliefs setting the tone, the Montessori method can be applied both in the homeschool and […]

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