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Adjusting to Life in 2020-2021: One Adult Voice – Healthy Practice During Covid19

Adjusting to Life in 2020-2021: Supporting Your Child’s Emotional Well Being

Experts in child psychology are telling us that one of the most serious outcomes of the Corona Virus is the effect it is having on our children’s mental health. School closings, isolation from peers, frustrated parents from political unrest, social injustice, abusive home life, and so much more. In this session our team helps parents […]

Adjusting to Life in 2020-2021: One Adult Voice – Healthy Practice During Covid19

An Overview of “Adjusting to Life in 2020-2021”

We are starting a new series for parents as we adjust to life at home and at school during this Covid-19 season. Today’s session will introduce each of the seven webinars in the series. Please join us for a sneak preview with Tammy Willen, Jon Wolff, and Lorna McGrath.

Adjusting to Life in 2020-2021: One Adult Voice – Healthy Practice During Covid19

Parenting Toward Emotionally Healthy Families

Lorna McGrath and Margot Garfield-Anderson share ideas for cultivating and/or maintaining emotionally healthy families. Together we will weave our way through Covid-19, the summer of 2020, social unrest, and political campaigns, all of which provoke strong emotions. Whether you and your family have gotten a bit off course or whether you are holding on for […]

Favorite Books for All Ages

Favorite Books for All Ages

Editorial note: Lorna McGrath is the Montessori Foundation’s Montessori Family Alliance Director. We asked her to compile a list of her favorite books, by age grouping for parents to read with their children, have their children read for themselves, and for parents to enjoy. Some libraries may have a selection available in digital format. Happy […]

Pandemic Strategies: Family Meetings

Pandemic Strategies: Family Meetings

During the first weeks of the pandemic, The Montessori Foundation began to hold free zoom meetings for parents struggling with a variety of issues.Here is a short review of the Montessori Parent Gathering from April 4, 2020. The presenter was Lorna McGrath, Director...
Adjusting to Life in 2020-2021: One Adult Voice – Healthy Practice During Covid19

Families that Play Together…Weather Tough Times Together

Join the Montessori Family Support Team to take a look at and share ideas about how families can play together! Sometimes when life is uncertain and there is daily stress about what is coming next, we begin to have questions that weigh us down. We forget to take time to simply enjoy our families and […]

Adjusting to Life in 2020-2021: One Adult Voice – Healthy Practice During Covid19

Help During Pandemic: GEMS & Family Meetings

Working at home. reduced or no income, children 24/7, pressure to keep children “learning,”and not enough sleep! How do we get our children to settle down and be independent? Lorna McGrath will share two very important strategies to get families back on track with each other and the new circumstances that we find ourselves in. […]

Adjusting to Life in 2020-2021: One Adult Voice – Healthy Practice During Covid19

Thoughts on Your Child’s Living Space

As your child grows and changes what kind of space does your child need? We will think through together ideas for making your child’s living space meet her developmental needs and how to involve your child in creating it.

Adjusting to Life in 2020-2021: One Adult Voice – Healthy Practice During Covid19

What to Say Instead of “Be Careful”

So many adults are always telling children to, “Be careful.” What message are children getting about the world? Lorna has some ideas about the message and how to change that message into more empowering thoughts and build problem-solving skills.

Clutter and Anxiety Go Hand-in-Hand

I literally cannot get down to work and concentrate when I am surrounded by a desk full of stuff or a room with clothes strewn all over it. It just starts to make me crazy or, at the very least, distracted. And I consider myself to be a relatively low key, easy going type person. […]