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Book Review: “Geek Parenting: What Joffrey, Jor-El, Malficent, and the McFlys Teach Us about Raising a Family

Book Review: “Geek Parenting: What Joffrey, Jor-El, Malficent, and the McFlys Teach Us about Raising a Family

Written by Stephen H. Segal and Valya Dudycz Lupescu Reviewed by Joyce St. Giermaine As Editor of Tomorrow’s Child, I often get unsolicited books and educational resources to review. Usually, I pass them along to somebody who is a real, certified, honest-to-goodness Montessorian. But sometimes, a little gem comes across my desk that I am […]

Webinar: Understanding Your Child: Sensitivities During Adolescence

Webinar: Understanding Your Child: Sensitivities During Adolescence

Jeff Allen shares insights for parents about adolescents and their behavior. Whether your child has the opportunity to attend a Montessori Secondary Program or not this information will be very beneficial to you and your teenager. In fact it may be even more important for parents of children who cannot continue in Montessori. They will […]

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Webinar: 8 Tips for Letting Your Child Fail Gracefully

Webinar: 8 Tips for Letting Your Child Fail Gracefully

No one wants their child to fail. However, sometimes experiencing not doing something perfectly the first time, learning from experience, or having the courage to try something new or challenging comes from developing determination and perseverance. Kathryn gives us great advice on how to allow failure to be a motivator rather than a discouragement.

Book Review: My Daughters are Smart!

Book Review: My Daughters are Smart!

Written by Anita B. Adhikary Illustrated by Blythe Russo This book is an interesting alphabet book full of empowering words for boys and girls but is focused on girls —young and old, culturally diverse, interacting with each other and with men and boys, able-bodied and differently abled. It pictures girls in situations from friendship to […]

Book Review:  Ashes to Asheville

Book Review: Ashes to Asheville

Ashes to Asheville by 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 […]

Book Review:  Deadly Insects and Spiders Go Head-To-Head

Book Review: Deadly Insects and Spiders Go Head-To-Head

Bug Wars: Deadly Insects and Spiders Go Head-To-Head By Steve Parker
Illustrated by Simon Mendez T/dropcap]his insect book is full of information. I am not one to be captured by the study of insects. However, Steve Parker has done a terrific job putting together facts which, supplemented by incredible illustrations by Simon Mendez, look like they […]

Book Review:  Sitti’s Secrets

Book Review: Sitti’s Secrets

By Naomi Shihab Nye 
Illustrated by Nancy Carpenter itti’s Secrets is an older book that somehow just crossed my desk. I love it! Its contents are profound, heartwarming, and hopeful. The illustrations are lovely. It was published in 1997. Twenty years ago. Really? How could that be? This the story of a young girl who […]

Montessori: At Home with Your Elementary Child

Montessori: At Home with Your Elementary Child

ork with them not for them For example, making lunches. If children have more choice, more control and a greater sense of responsibility, they are more likely to eat what has been chosen. Talk to them about nutrition and how to make wise choices. Involve them in making grocery lists. Responsibility and Accountability Are Important: […]

Book Review:  Ordinary People Change the World

Book Review: Ordinary People Change the World

Ordinary People Change the World Written by Brad Meltzer illustrated by Christopher Eliopoulos his is a great set of books! I checked with our elementary teacher and she said definitely for Lower Elementary age children (6-9 years old). The four books that are in this gift set are: I am Rosa Parks; I am Amelia […]

Book Review:  The Crossover

Book Review: The Crossover

The Crossover by Kwane Alexander Wow! This is a powerful novel written in an unusual style. The author wrote the book in a mix of free verse and hip hop. I couldn’t put it down because of the flow and the characters. Teenagers will love this book! It is the story of a family. It’s […]

Introducing the New Adult Montessori’s Vital Vision for the Adolescent

Introducing the New Adult Montessori’s Vital Vision for the Adolescent

ust when parents think they have it down—that their child is gracious and engaged, academically sound if not accelerated, physically coordinated and mature­—the kid goes and turns into an adolescent! Sometimes coming of age is a slow boil. And other times it’s like adding rice stick noodles into a wok full of oil. I absolutely […]