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First-Time Grandparenting

First-Time Grandparenting

his past year several of my Montessori colleagues and friends became first- time grandparents. What a special gift they have all received. As Montessori guides, administrators, and practitioners what a gift they bring to the table. Because Montessori taught us all to be keen observers and to not rush in and “do” for children when […]

How, What, and Why We Say What We Say

How, What, and Why We Say What We Say

ongratulations, your grandchildren attend a Montessori school. And now, by virtue of association, you are part of a global community. A whole new set of guidelines, terms and ways to act around your grandchildren have been introduced, which, can be very confusing if you are not Montessori trained. It’s not just a learning method; it […]

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Webinar:  Grandparenting the Montessori Way / Intro

Webinar: Grandparenting the Montessori Way / Intro

In this first session, Montessori grandparent, Margot Garfield-Anderson, and Lorna McGrath explore commitment, communication, boundaries, common values with regard to being a grandparent. It is a great introduction to other sessions in the series that will be more specific topics like activities, setting up the physical environment, etc.

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Webinar:  Grandparenting:  How, What, Why We Speak

Webinar: Grandparenting: How, What, Why We Speak

Margot Garfield-Anderson, Montessori Foundation staff and grandparent emeritus – Many a grandparent and parent have probably wondered how Montessori teachers always know the right thing to say at the right time. Join Margot for a look at how they do that and how we can learn to do it, too.

Coming Together / Community Service

Economic Struggles Unite a Soup Kitchen, Market, Social Services, & Montessori to Serve a Community in Need Community Montessori School Ft. Myers, Florida everal years ago I met a young Montessori teacher at one of our international conferences. I often keep in touch with many such people because I love hearing about what they are up […]

Grandparenting: The Wonderful World of Toddlers

Grandparenting: The Wonderful World of Toddlers

ecently, Blakely Jayne, my 19-month-old granddaughter came for a visit. My son-in-law brought her down from New York while he visited with his own grandfather, so I pretty much had her to myself for four glorious days. Now that she’s totally mobile and quite verbal, we did many fun activities together. One day, I took […]

Grandparenting: Gift Giving the Montessori Way

Grandparenting: Gift Giving the Montessori Way

t’s that time of the year again when commercials and print media pound into our conscious and sub consciousness that we NEED to buy their products for our children and grandchildren to ensure a successful holiday for all. The bigger the better, the more plastic pieces, even better yet, right? WRONG. Gift giving, regardless of […]

Transitions:  What to when there’s baby #2?

Transitions: What to when there’s baby #2?

Transitions:  What to do when there’s baby number two? Montessori Foundation, IMC Membership Director & Montessori Grandparent ransitioning from one phase of our life cycle to the next can impact our entire family. We often don’t take a moment to stop and think about this, as it just seems to happen regardless. Recently, our extended family […]