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Thoughts on the New Year

Thoughts on the New Year

If we have no peace, it is because we have forgotten that we belong to each other.” —Mother Teresa Out with the old; in with the new—year, that is. What will be different this year, this week, this day, or this moment? If you feel like you’ve fallen down the rabbit hole and, like Alice, […]

How To Submit An Article For Tomorrow’s Child

How To Submit An Article For Tomorrow’s Child

We are grateful to all who wish to contribute an article or photo essay to share with the readers of Tomorrow’s Child magazine. Over the years, we’ve been asked many questions regarding format, length, usage, etc so we’ve put together this checklist to help the novice writer through the process. Articles should be submitted in […]

A Letter from  the Editor

A Letter from the Editor

Dear Montessorians: Raising and educating children has always been a challenge. In the past few weeks, Montessori’s words of peace, tolerance, love, and spirit have been severely tested. Preparing our young people for the ‘real world’ has a new sense of urgency. One day when I was in high school, my English teacher wrote the […]

Postpartum Depression  … in Dads

Postpartum Depression … in Dads

When it comes to postpartum depression, which (by the way) is a very real thing, our minds naturally go to the effect of this condition on moms, but a recent article in JAMA (the Journal of the American Medical Association) suggests that depression among new dads is almost as likely in new dads. While postpartum […]

Thoughts on the New Year

A Letter From The Editor: Crying With strangers Could Change The World

” Crying with strangers could change the world”—bREné Brown The Changing Times of Parenting I just returned from a week with my Maryland family: my 95-year-old mother; my 37-year-old daughter and her husband; my five- and seven-year-old grandsons … and a six-month-old-completely-out-of-control bernadoodle. Seven days of trying to move seamlessly between four generations left me […]

10 Practical Life Skills To Teach Your Child By Age 10

10 Practical Life Skills To Teach Your Child By Age 10

1.Doing the Laundry When your first-year college student arrives home with his dirty laundry, it’s too late! My grandsons (ages 5 and 6) account for 99 percent of the family laundry. Do they do anything (ANYTHING!) to help? NO! According to an online article on parenting.com, you can begin educating your child in the laundry […]

In the News:  SRQ Hosts Inaugural RocketKids Modern Education Symposium

In the News: SRQ Hosts Inaugural RocketKids Modern Education Symposium

BY PHILIP LEDERER SRQ DAILY WEDNESDAY PHILANTHROPY EDITION WEDNESDAY JAN 31, 2018 Educators and community advocates convened at SRQ Studios last night for the inaugural RocketKids Modern Education Symposium: What Are My Kids Learning At School? Featuring Dan Ceaser, head of school at Hershorin Schiff Community Day School; Dawn Graber, director of curriculum at Sarasota […]

Liar, Liar, Pants on Fire

Liar, Liar, Pants on Fire

Have you ever caught your child lying? It would really be surprising if you said no. Lying is part of growing up. Thomas W. Phelan, Ph.D., author of 1-2-3 Magic Parenting™ broke down the probability of lying into age groups, as follows: ♣ 2-year olds:  20% ♣ 3-year-olds:  50% ♣ 4-year-olds:  90% ♣ 16-year-olds:  70% […]

Thoughts on the New Year. 

Thoughts on the New Year. 

“If we have no peace, it is because we have forgotten that we belong to each other.”   Mother Teresa  My six-year-old grandson, Jackson, frequently goes into his “harmony” position. We don’t know where he learned this. He claims not to know. Maybe this is just another validation of Maria Montessori’s advice to “follow the child.” […]

The Montessori Leaders Collaborative

The Montessori Leaders Collaborative

The International Montessori Council was pleased to receive the following communiqué from the Montessori Leadership Collaborative. The IMC supports the aim of the collaborative to speak with one voice for Montessori, and will continue to publish any information available about the activities of the Collaborative. Communique The Montessori Leadership Collaborative group members convened in Washington […]

Book Review:  Ashes to Asheville

Book Review: Ashes to Asheville

Ashes to Ashevilleby Sarah Dooley his is definitely a book for young adults and grown-ups as well. It’s a road-trip story that explores some very contemporary issues about the concept of ‘family’ and the many very real issues that resulted before laws were changed to acknowledge the rights of all families. When two young sisters […]

Parenting 101: Drowning in Artwork

Parenting 101: Drowning in Artwork

Editor’s Note:  In the January 2016 issue of Tomorrow’s Child’, in the“Dear Cathie” column, a parent expressed concern about opportunities for artistic expression in a child’s Montessori classroom. s I edited this article for print, I couldn’t help mutter to myself: Huh? My Montessori children and grandchildren require a contractor-size, heavy-duty trash bag just to […]