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

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: Supporting Your Child’s Emotional Well Being

The Inner Work of Parenting: What We Can Learn from Children…To Help Us Be Happier, Healthier, and Better Caregivers

During this session, lead by Jonathan Wolff, we will explore what Maria Montessori and Kahlil Ghibran said about the work of the adult and parent. Concepts like “letting go of our positions,” “openness to the child’s view,” “being responsible for our adult emotions,” “no double standards,” and more will be discussed. Jon and the others […]

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

Parenting Toward Gender Equality

During this session Scott Osborne and our Montessori Family Support Team will explore our roles as parents and teachers in creating gender equality or gender inequality, albeit consciously or unconsciously. We will begin to answer the question, “What can I do as a parent to help my children see people as individuals?”

Making 2020-21 Schooling Decisions

There are so many factors that go into finding the right match for your child and your family when it comes to schooling – home school, Montessori, public, private, finances, safety, and more. Add to that Covid and your head starts to spin. Join Christine Lowry, Tammy Willen, and Lorna McGrath as we help sort […]

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

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 […]

Using Technology to Adapt to Enforced Quarantine

Using Technology to Adapt to Enforced Quarantine

e are entering uncharted territory with the imminent possibility of wide-scale school closures. During this time, it will be more important than ever that the Montessori community fall back on a forward-looking propensity that goes back to Dr. Montessori herself. Even while it was still an emerging technology, Montessori had produced a “moving picture” about […]

Montessori Education in a Time of  Physical Distancing

Montessori Education in a Time of Physical Distancing

Is the Use of Digital Technology Appropriate in the Context of Montessori Philosophy? Maria Montessori, in an address in 1936 entitled “For Peace,” (2007) discussed how the technologies of her day had brought humankind together and had created a single “great nation” (pp. 24-26): By becoming a single nation, we have finally realized the unconscious […]

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

Parenting Toward Anti-Racism

So many of you have asked, “How do we talk to our children about the social unrest in America? How do we support them as we navigate our way through so many feelings and questions? How and when do we talk to our children about race? Dr.Val Wise along with our other panelists begin to […]

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

Parenting in Summer 2020: the Unique Joys and Challenges

The Summer of 2020 is unprecedented in our lifetimes. What does that mean for parents? How do we ensure a healthy level of safety in our children as they reintegrate without causing undue stress and anxiety? How do we stay calm when there is so much unknown? Join us to learn some of the answers […]