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My Childs Teacher Has Concerns

My Childs Teacher Has Concerns

Join Ann Epstein, PhD, as she talks about what can be a difficult, even heart wrenching topic. “My child’s teacher has concerns. Oh no!” How can parents and other family members partner with teachers when there is a concern about your child? Dr. Epstein has personal experience as the parent of a deaf child and […]

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Book Review: Henry Helps with the Laundry

Book Review: Henry Helps with the Laundry

Henry Helps with the Laundry by Beth Bracken illustrated by Ailie Busby Henry Helps with the Laundry is one in a series of books that describe how a young child can be involved in family life from laundry to planting a garden to cleaning his room and more. As you read these stories with your […]

Postpartum Depression  … in Dads

Postpartum Depression … in Dads

When it comes to postpartum depression, which (by the way) is a very real thing, our minds naturally go to the effect of this condition on moms, but a recent article in JAMA (the Journal of the American Medical Association) suggests that depression among new dads is almost as likely in new dads. While postpartum […]

My Childs Teacher Has Concerns

Cultivating Your Child’s True Nature

What did Maria Montessori say about the child’s true nature? How can parents best nurture their children’s sense of empathy, awe, and connectedness to the natural world? Join Lorna as she presents Christine Lapierre’s slides for this informative session.

My Childs Teacher Has Concerns

Activities of Daily Life – Infants and Toddlers

Have you ever wondered how can I best support my infant or toddler in learning and growing? What activities should I provide? What equipment do they need? How much help should I give them? If you have these questions and more, Tracey Hall will be sharing her experience and ideas about your young child’s daily […]

My Childs Teacher Has Concerns

Meeting Children’s Needs the Montessori Way

We’ll look at how Montessori meets the basic needs for security/safety, love/belonging, freedom/choice, fun/enjoyment, power/competence, meaning /purpose. Then how we can reduce behavior problems when we meet these needs among others, both at school and at home.

My Childs Teacher Has Concerns

Choosing the Right Montessori School for Your Family

So you have decided that the Montessori system of education is a good fit for your family. Now, how do you decide which Montessori school is the best for your child and your family. We will discuss the essentials of Montessori, and the questions and information you need to make this important choice.

My Childs Teacher Has Concerns

When Is Your Child Ready for Montessori?

Making the decision to send your young child (infant-kindergarten) to school  can be difficult. How do you know she is ready? What is the right program and is it going to be a good fit for your family? Join us to find some of the signs that let us know when a child ready to […]

My Childs Teacher Has Concerns

Webinar: Toddlers in the Garden: a Grandparent’s Perspective

Join Lorna McGrath, Program Director of the Montessori Family Alliance, for “Toddlers in the Garden: a Grandparent’s Perspective.” Have you ever wondered what to do when a special child comes to visit? Lorna has! Whether your space is small or large or somewhere in between she will share ideas for creating an outdoor space in […]

My Childs Teacher Has Concerns

Webinar: Grand Ideas for Grandparenting

There are so many experiences that grandparents can provide for their grandchildren that don’t involve technology, theme parks, expensive toys, etc. Duna provides easy and fun suggestions for grandparents when the grandchildren are around!

My Childs Teacher Has Concerns

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.