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Tips to Handle Your Child’s “No” Gracefully

Tips to Handle Your Child’s “No” Gracefully

from Tomorrow’s Child Magazine – May, 2021 | by The Montessori Foundation What You Need to Know There are few words less nerve-wracking than hearing your child say “no” to you. Rest assured, your child is very normal. If she asserts herself with a “no,” you can pat yourself on the back. You have not […]

Adjusting to Life in 2020-2021: Cultivating a Growth Mindset

Parenting on the Same Page

You and your co-partner are the glue of your family. If that relationship gets watered down through lack of communication, it creates tension in the family. You know the feeling, right…the tension when there is bickering or silent treatment? Where there is tension in the family, it becomes fertile ground for “misbehavior” from the children. […]

Adjusting to Life in 2020-2021: Cultivating a Growth Mindset

How Do You Handle Anger?

Anger is a natural reaction to being wronged. But society tells us anger is dangerous and we should hide it or “positive think” it away. Yet, if anger is harnessed correctly, it can create positive change. Kath will share ideas for good. Parents can use her ideas when they are feeling the need to control […]

Adjusting to Life in 2020-2021: Cultivating a Growth Mindset

Setting Limits and Making Them Stick!

Do you set limits and then give in? Are you not sure how to set limits? In this session you will learn: • An easy 6 step process to set limits. • How to not crumble after you set the limit. • How to follow through in a way that your child feels understood and […]

Adjusting to Life in 2020-2021: Cultivating a Growth Mindset

Do’s and Don’ts to Get Your Adolescent Talking

“I haven’t talked to my mom, I mean really talked, in six months,” a twelve year-old confided in me. “Oh, why is that,” I asked gingerly. “My mom laughed at me when I told her I had a boyfriend.” Sometimes we forget how sensitive children at this stage of development can be. Yet now, more […]

Montessori Dads: Dad’s Important Role as Daughters Grow

Montessori Dads: Dad’s Important Role as Daughters Grow

Our daughter, Brianna, was laying on the couch with her earbuds on doing the typical teenage ‘thing.’ Brian, my husband, started pestering her about something she hadn’t done. Brianna rolled her eyes and continued to listen to her music. Brian’s tone of voice escalated, and I knew this was not going anywhere good. So, I […]

Adjusting to Life in 2020-2021: Cultivating a Growth Mindset

Worried about Your Teens When They’re Out and About?

When my kids were teenagers, I could make it through the day. But at night, when my head hit the pillow, in the dark is when it would begin. I would toss and turn, worried about my kid…. Who was she with? What was she doing? Would she finish school? Would she be able to […]

Adjusting to Life in 2020-2021: Cultivating a Growth Mindset

Dads Important Role as Daughters Grow

Sometimes Dad’s feel like a “duck out of water” when it comes to relating to their tween/teen daughter. The little girl’s body that used to rough and tumble now has begun to develop making roughing and tumbling awkward. Also, this stage in a girl’s life is fraught with emotional upheavals which often make Dads shy […]

Adjusting to Life in 2020-2021: Cultivating a Growth Mindset

Modern Day Stresses

Do you worry when your child goes to a sleepover so you call her several times that evening? Do you stress about whether you’ve made the right choice of schools? Are you fearful about whether your child will be safe if you are not right there with him? Are you anxious that you’re not doing […]

Adjusting to Life in 2020-2021: Cultivating a Growth Mindset

Webinar: 8 Tips for Letting Your Child Fail Gracefully

No one wants their child to fail. However, sometimes experiencing not doing something perfectly the first time, learning from experience, or having the courage to try something new or challenging comes from developing determination and perseverance. Kathryn gives us great advice on how to allow failure to be a motivator rather than a discouragement.

Setting Limits It’s Not too Late! The Hows & Whys to Setting Limits

Setting Limits It’s Not too Late! The Hows & Whys to Setting Limits

What Are Limits? Limits tell your family under what condition you are willing or unwilling to do something. They tell your family where you “draw the line.” They tell what you will or will not tolerate. Their purpose is to take care of you. Limits are not designed to...
Parenting: Commune-icate with your Children

Parenting: Commune-icate with your Children

om waits eagerly in the car to pick up her middle school daughter after school. As Andrea opens the door, Mom asks cheerfully, “How was your day, Honey” I hate it when you tell me to “Have a good day” when I leave in the morning.You jinxed my day!” Andrea lashes out. Mom retaliates,”Don’t give […]