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Raising Helpers

Raising Helpers

by Theresa of Montessoriinreallife.com One of the most wonderful things about toddlers is how they so inherently want to help. They are eager to be involved, be near us, and participate in our day-to-day activities. What we deem “chores,” toddlers see as what they...
Peacemaking Circles

Peacemaking Circles

Montessorians are familiar with the daily “Circle” and use this important practice for starting or closing the day, but the Peacemaking Circle or Conferencing approach has become part of restorative practices in schools, workplaces, prisons, and Court systems around the country and throughout the world. Based on ancient practices of aboriginal peoples, this approach creates […]

Classroom Management in a Nutshell

Classroom Management in a Nutshell

Here is a brief refresher on classroom management. Remember to use Humor and Drama. No “sh”ushing the children!!! Sing a quiet song, ring the bell to “practice” quiet, hold ten fingers up and ask for silence until each finger is down- so you can “remember” what quiet sounds like, have a child walk around with […]

Setting Limits It’s Not too Late! The Hows & Whys to Setting Limits

Setting Limits It’s Not too Late! The Hows & Whys to Setting Limits

What Are Limits? Limits tell your family under what condition you are willing or unwilling to do something. They tell your family where you “draw the line.” They tell what you will or will not tolerate. Their purpose is to take care of you. Limits are not designed to...
Montessori’s Gentle Approach To Discipline

Montessori’s Gentle Approach To Discipline

Many parents believe that the word discipline means to punish. In reality, it means to teach. In a Montessori-inspired home, parents are empathetic, caring, and respect children as real and separate human beings. However, children also need to develop a sense of...