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Special MFA Members’ discount code for The Parenting Puzzle

Special MFA Members’ discount code for The Parenting Puzzle

Your special code to receive your Montessori Family Alliance member discount when you register for the Parenting Puzzle – The Basics is:   mfamember Enter it where it says apply coupon at checkout The link to register for the Parenting Puzzle is https://montessorifoundation.thinkific.com/the-parenting-puzzle

Book Review: Phasma By Delliah S. Dawson

Phasma- by Delilah S. Dawson Phasma is an absolute must-read for any fan of the Star Wars franchise. An extremely well-written and engaging read, this book answers many of the burning questions relating to the titular character left unanswered in Episodes VII and VIII. A captured resistance spy tells the story of the First Order’s most […]

Book Review: Sky in the Deep- By Adrienne Young

Book Review: Sky in the Deep- By Adrienne Young

Sky in the Deep- By Adrienne Young Seventeen-year-old Eelyn, part of the Viking Aska clan, has just two priorities in life: kill the enemy, Riki clan, alongside her best friend and father, and survive. The first day of the fighting season, Eelyn’s world stops when she sees her dead brother on the battlefield. (The one she […]

Book Review: That Was Then,This Is Now- By By S.E. Hinton

Book Review: That Was Then,This Is Now- By By S.E. Hinton

That Was Then, This Is Now–by By S.E. Hinton I would like to start off by admitting that I am a little biased towards S.E. Hinton. I have never read a book of hers that I did not love, my favorite being The Outsiders. Her stories of friendship, heartache, bravery, and love will leave you […]

DEAR CATHIE: Cathie’s Montessori Journey

DEAR CATHIE: Cathie’s Montessori Journey

Dear Cathie— I know you have been in the Montessori world for a long time. How did you find the Montessori Method and did your own children go to Montessori schools? If so, did it make a difference in their lives?   — A SET OF INTERESTED PARENTS Dear Parents, Thank you for your interest in […]

My Montessori Journey

My Montessori Journey

As parents, we all want the best education for our children. But what does that mean? What does that look like? For me, it means having access to the teachings and philosophy of Dr. Maria Montessori. We have three children, ages 10, 7, and 4. They are all unique; all with their own personalities, special […]

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 […]

How to Help Your Child  Develop Executive Functioning Skills

How to Help Your Child Develop Executive Functioning Skills

In essence, the brain’s executive functions allow us to plan, organize, and complete tasks. Montessori would not have recognized the term, yet most of her activities are tailor-made for these higher-brain processes. Infants, as young as seven months, start to exercise these cognitive skills with simple games like peekaboo or hiding a toy under a […]

Would You Ask Parents if They Own Guns before Okaying a Playdate?

Would You Ask Parents if They Own Guns before Okaying a Playdate?

We ask about pets, allergies, and car seats, but would we hesitate to ask the parents of our child’s playdate if there are guns in their home? When my daughter was 3, she saw her first toy gun on a playdate. It was neon green and shot balls instead of bullets, but it was the […]

International Festival At International Montessori School

International Festival At International Montessori School

Each June, the IMS Community, supported by our Parent Teacher Association, hosts a joyous cultural gathering of our diverse community: the beloved International Festival. This chance to take a mini tour of the world in the school hall is always embraced by our children and parents alike. Dressed in their own traditional attire, they get […]

Celebrating Chinese New Year

Celebrating Chinese New Year

Chinese New Year must be around the corner, for our school is decked in red and gold. Chinese New Year is celebrated according to the Lunar Calendar, sometime in January or February each year. It marks the coming of spring and new beginnings and is usually a two-week celebration. As in other cultures, there are […]