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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 […]

Emotional Behavioral Disorders In Toddlers & How These Children Can Be Supported In A Montessori Toddler Classroom

Emotional Behavioral Disorders In Toddlers & How These Children Can Be Supported In A Montessori Toddler Classroom

Between 15 and 36 months old, in addition to physically increasing in size, toddlers are also learning to develop cognitively, emotionally, and socially. The development of their large muscles allows them to walk, run, and jump, while their small-muscle development helps them gain fine-motor skills, such as eating with utensils or learning to dress themselves. […]

Montessori at Home: The Adult Prepared Environment

Montessori at Home: The Adult Prepared Environment

Your child’s Montessori guide spends a tremendous amount of time planning and organizing the classroom. Modifications and adjustments are sometimes done daily, depending upon the need. When you step into a Montessori classroom you might be awestruck by the highly organized, simple beauty of the room. Here children are given some of their first lessons […]

Webcast: Addressing Challenging Behaviors in the Montessori Classroom: Systems for Supporting Staff and Students

Webcast: Addressing Challenging Behaviors in the Montessori Classroom: Systems for Supporting Staff and Students

 Brynn Rangel and Maria Eva Chaffin will focus on the increasing number of challenging behavior and special needs families that are approaching Montessori Schools in the hope for a better fit for their children. We will review and answer questions regarding the following core topics covered in the upcoming course: Addressing Challenging Behaviors in the Montessori Classroom: Systems for Supporting Staff and Students. […]

Webinar: Empowering Choices

Webinar: Empowering Choices

Making choices is part of our everyday existence, what to eat, what to wear, what to do? Making good choices is learned. How do we help our children make good choices? This webinar will explore methods and language used to help our children make good choices consistently.

Book Review: Beyond Measure: Rescuing an Overscheduled, Overtested, Underestimated Generation

Book Review: Beyond Measure: Rescuing an Overscheduled, Overtested, Underestimated Generation

Beyond Measure: Rescuing an Overscheduled, Overtested, Underestimated Generation Written by Vicki Abeles, Director of Race to Nowhere, with Grace Rubenstein If you saw the documentary Race to Nowhere, this book is a compelling reminder that the work is not yet done to change the conventional system of education in the United States to one that […]

How to Address Challenging Behaviors Part 2

How to Address Challenging Behaviors Part 2

A Case Study of Task Avoidance, Verbal Aggression, and Physical Aggression On November 8, 2017 our guest was Behavior Analyst, Brynn Rangel, MBA, BCBA. She will speak about Addressing Challenging Behaviors Part 2: A Case Study of Task Avoidance, Verbal Aggression, and Physical Aggression What happens when a child struggles to normalize? What do we […]

Webcast:  Establishing Ground Rules in Montessori Classrooms

Webcast: Establishing Ground Rules in Montessori Classrooms

Click to Download PDF Ground Rules 2.0 Michael and the panel explore how we establish ground rules in Montessori classrooms. Stop that! Be quiet! Use your inside voice! Walk in the classroom! Put your work away! Are these rule statements? Do statements like this help or hinder establishing proper codes of behavior? Why? What rules and […]

Dear Cathie: Dealing With Challenging Behavior

Dear Cathie: Dealing With Challenging Behavior

Dear Cathie, Our daughter has entered a new stage, where she whines and pouts when she does not get her way. She is quite dramatic, and some of these incidents last a fairly long time. What can I do to help her snap out of it more quickly? Why is this happening? Her younger sister […]

Webinar: We Can’t Get Out of the House on Time!#!#!#

Webinar: We Can’t Get Out of the House on Time!#!#!#

Do you struggle everyday with getting ready and out of the house on time for school, work, religious services, visiting friends and relatives? From her years of parenting, teaching, and administering a school Lorna McGrath has lots of tips for parents and teachers to make any getting ready time less of a struggle and more […]

Webinar: Do I Have to Buy Something Every Time I Go Into a Store?

Webinar: Do I Have to Buy Something Every Time I Go Into a Store?

Lorna McGrath will guide parents who are experiencing the “Gimmie, gimmie, gimmie’s” every time they go into a store. It doesn’t matter if it’s a grocery store, a department store, a toy store, etc. This webinar is loaded with helpful hints!

What to do when enough is enough!

What to do when enough is enough!

The following tips are from Parents Magazine Online www.parents.com (not based on Montessori, but a great, free, online resource on parenting in general. Check it out!) Keep Your Cool Yes, it can get frustrating when your child debates nearly everything you do or say. However, getting angry, raising your voice, or being defensive won’t ease […]