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Grace and Courtesy: Building New Skills

Grace and Courtesy: Building New Skills

We have heard many people say that they have noticed declining civility in public discourse in recent years. Yet, learning how to meet our needs in ways that are constructive, and developing the ability to listen and respond well to others, takes practice (as well as patient instruction). These valuable skills can help our children […]

Grace and Courtesy: Building New Skills

‘Tis the Season to be Jolly…Fending Off Holiday Tantrums

During this session Terri Sherrill acts as our guide in making the holiday season a jolly one! She includes some common causes of misbehavior/tantrums, shares great ideas for parents to remember while traveling, gives examples of effective communication, sheds meaning on “following the child,” demonstrates the language of respect, and adds fun activities for all […]

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Montessori’s Youngest Students: Infants & Toddlers

Montessori’s Youngest Students: Infants & Toddlers

hirty-plus years ago, at the age of two, my son was the youngest child at his Montessori school. Now, many Montessori schools have Infant/Toddler programs for children as young as 18 months. These schools usually keep a couple of spaces available in their Early Childhood classrooms to enable toddlers (who are ready) to “move-up” if […]

Born To Reform?

Born To Reform?

was recently contemplating some of the long held theories about birth order (and some of its possible effects on our lives). In his book Born to Rebel: Birth Order, Family Dynamics, and Creative Lives, Frank Sulloway of MIT, presents statistical data supporting the idea that children born later into a family have disproportionately been the […]