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Seeing the World Through Your Child’s Eyes

Seeing the World Through Your Child’s Eyes

One of the keys to creating a calm and peaceful home is to learn how to see the world from your child’s perspective. Maria Montessori challenged us to ‘follow the child’. To do this, first we must have a sense of how your children think, feel, and react. For example, take this child. He is looking up and you can tell that he is looking at someone or something really tall. He is probably looking up at an adult that he loves. Imagine how the world looks to him at two or three feet tall.

Parenting Toward Emotionally Healthy Families

Parenting Toward Emotionally Healthy Families

Lorna McGrath and Margot Garfield-Anderson share ideas for cultivating and/or maintaining emotionally healthy families. Together we will weave our way through Covid-19, the summer of 2020, social unrest, and political campaigns, all of which provoke strong emotions. Whether you and your family have gotten a bit off course or whether you are holding on for […]

Parenting Toward Emotionally Healthy Families

Parenting Toward Anti-Racism

So many of you have asked, “How do we talk to our children about the social unrest in America? How do we support them as we navigate our way through so many feelings and questions? How and when do we talk to our children about race? Dr.Val Wise along with our other panelists begin to […]

Parenting Toward Emotionally Healthy Families

How to Help My Upset Child

Knowing how best to comfort an upset child is some times frustrating and confusing. What do I do, what do I say, how do I manage my own feelings of upset? Join us as we share tools and tips for supporting an upset child. We’ll share ideas for toddlers through adolescents as we explore this […]

Parenting Toward Emotionally Healthy Families

Help During Pandemic: GEMS & Family Meetings

Working at home. reduced or no income, children 24/7, pressure to keep children “learning,”and not enough sleep! How do we get our children to settle down and be independent? Lorna McGrath will share two very important strategies to get families back on track with each other and the new circumstances that we find ourselves in. […]

Parenting Toward Emotionally Healthy Families

Montessori Through High School: A Dad’s Perspective

It’s not often that we have the opportunity to hear from a dad on the webinar and on top of that – a dad whose daughter completed Montessori through high school. Please join Larry Schanker for insights and encouragement from dad about the value of Montessori through the high school years and beyond.

Parenting Toward Emotionally Healthy Families

Toileting with Toddlers: The “hows” and “whens”

Toileting for Toddlers is a topic that anyone who has gone through it, is going through, or will be going through it has some basic questions and probably needs some support as they work with their children through this natural process. Anni Bryner is a toddler guide extraordinaire and she will answer many parents’ questions […]

Parenting Toward Emotionally Healthy Families

Thoughts on Your Child’s Living Space

As your child grows and changes what kind of space does your child need? We will think through together ideas for making your child’s living space meet her developmental needs and how to involve your child in creating it.

Parenting Toward Emotionally Healthy Families

Feeling Pushed into a Corner by Your Child?

Can you read me one more story, please? Can I have another cookie? I don’t want to get dressed! Feeling pushed into a corner by your child can bring about language and actions of good intentions that result in poor outcomes. In this session we’ll discuss the challenges of setting boundaries with our children as […]

Montessori: The Science — Part 3: Movement Matters

Montessori: The Science — Part 3: Movement Matters

Dr. Angeline Lillard presents Maria Montessori’s key insights about childhood education, the subsequent educational research that has validated her approach, and how these ideas are implemented in a modern Montessori classroom. From Montessori: The Science Behind the...
Parenting Toward Emotionally Healthy Families

Home for Toddlers: Design an Environment That Works!

Do you look at your Toddler’s playspace and bedroom and see CHAOS? Are you spending your evenings frantically picking up a million toy trucks before the neighbors stop by? Are you being interrupted 4,265 times a day by a Toddler demanding a glass of water? There ARE solutions to these problems and they all come […]

Clutter and Anxiety Go Hand-in-Hand

I literally cannot get down to work and concentrate when I am surrounded by a desk full of stuff or a room with clothes strewn all over it. It just starts to make me crazy or, at the very least, distracted. And I consider myself to be a relatively low key, easy going type person. […]

Parenting Toward Emotionally Healthy Families

Grace and Courtesy: Building New Skills

We have heard many people say that they have noticed declining civility in public discourse in recent years. Yet, learning how to meet our needs in ways that are constructive, and developing the ability to listen and respond well to others, takes practice (as well as patient instruction). These valuable skills can help our children […]

Parenting Toward Emotionally Healthy Families

January Calm: The Comfort of Routine and Consistency

There is a wonderful phenomenon that happens when children come back to school after the winter break. It is the great pleasure of being back in the routine of everyday living which allows children to focus and move forward in their growth. Christine will share some of her observations of the classroom at the Primary […]

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Parenting Toward Emotionally Healthy Families

Reading Alive!

When you embody the story, when you can feel excited and curious and delighted, the child cannot help but be brought in, too! All you need is a little bravery and a good helping of enthusiasm. Join Caitlin Roper for some wonderful,important tips for great story telling.