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The Emotionally Healthy Child

The Emotionally Healthy Child

While growing up has never been easy, today’s world undeniably presents kids and their parents with unprecedented challenges. In this session, award-winning author Maureen Healy will share highlights from her new book, “The Emotionally Healthy Child,” and answer real-life questions from anyone wanting to raise emotionally healthy children. Come and learn some new strategies to […]

STEM and Montessori

STEM and Montessori

Do you ever question or are asked, “How do STEM and Montessori overlap?” or “Should I choose a STEM or Montessori school for my child?” We’ll take a look at how Montessori incorporates STEM philosophy, and what you can do next.

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Self-Calming and Learning Styles  Part 2

Self-Calming and Learning Styles Part 2

In Part 1 Lorna McGrath discussed learning styles and how they are related to self-calming. In Part 2 she will expand on what listeners already know about learning styles by sharing how to create individual self-calming spaces which include activities that are in alignment with each person’s dominant learning style. When individual self-calming spaces are […]

Parenting in the Digital Age

Parenting in the Digital Age

One of our greatest challenges in the 21st century is how to help children navigate technology responsibly. In this session Cheryl Allen and Dr. Nora Faris discuss the potentials and the pitfalls of parenting during the digital age. Join us to learn about strategies for guiding our children through today’s digital world.

Here’s to a Peaceful Winter Break!

Here’s to a Peaceful Winter Break!

Wondering what kinds of activities to do with your children during the school break? This session is loaded with good ideas for families whether during the day, in the evenings, or on the weekends. Join Christine Lowry as she shares her experience and suggestions for creating a peaceful school break.

‘Tis the Season to be Jolly…Fending Off Holiday Tantrums

‘Tis the Season to be Jolly…Fending Off Holiday Tantrums

During this session Terri Sherrill acts as our guide in making the holiday season a jolly one! She includes some common causes of misbehavior/tantrums, shares great ideas for parents to remember while traveling, gives examples of effective communication, sheds meaning on “following the child,” demonstrates the language of respect, and adds fun activities for all […]

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My Montessori Journey

My Montessori Journey

As parents, we all want the best education for our children. But what does that mean? What does that look like? For me, it means having access to the teachings and philosophy of Dr. Maria Montessori. We have three children, ages 10, 7, and 4. They are all unique; all with their own personalities, special […]

How to Help Your Child  Develop Executive Functioning Skills

How to Help Your Child Develop Executive Functioning Skills

In essence, the brain’s executive functions allow us to plan, organize, and complete tasks. Montessori would not have recognized the term, yet most of her activities are tailor-made for these higher-brain processes. Infants, as young as seven months, start to exercise these cognitive skills with simple games like peekaboo or hiding a toy under a […]

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 […]

Celebrating Chinese New Year

Celebrating Chinese New Year

Chinese New Year must be around the corner, for our school is decked in red and gold. Chinese New Year is celebrated according to the Lunar Calendar, sometime in January or February each year. It marks the coming of spring and new beginnings and is usually a two-week celebration. As in other cultures, there are […]

Grandparenting: The Montessori Way

Grandparenting: The Montessori Way

I’m a Montessori grandparent who loves to create memories and traditions with my four granddaughters. I also love to share my love of art and history, while helping them make the connection to the larger picture. This summer, I was fortunate enough to spend a month with the girls. I decided to work on some […]