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Dear Cathie— Our oldest child will begin attending the Montessori school in our area in just a few weeks. We are new to the neighborhood, the philosophy and the school. We are anxious to meet the faculty, other families and children and others in the community as we begin this experience. But we are not […]
Dear Cathie, I have been thinking about days off from school and this winter, even snow days. What is the best use of this time off? Is it best to just have a regular day that is like a weekend day, schedule some activity each day, or just let the kids have time to hang […]
Dear Cathie, I understand the Montessori philosophy of “Follow the Child” and I really try to do that! But I also understand the importance of setting limits. Somehow that seems harder for me though. I seem to find these two tenets of the philosophy at odds with each other. How can I let my child […]