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Parenting in Summer 2020: the Unique Joys and Challenges

Parenting in Summer 2020: the Unique Joys and Challenges

The Summer of 2020 is unprecedented in our lifetimes. What does that mean for parents? How do we ensure a healthy level of safety in our children as they reintegrate without causing undue stress and anxiety? How do we stay calm when there is so much unknown? Join us to learn some of the answers […]

Parenting in Summer 2020: the Unique Joys and Challenges

Families that Play Together…Weather Tough Times Together

Join the Montessori Family Support Team to take a look at and share ideas about how families can play together! Sometimes when life is uncertain and there is daily stress about what is coming next, we begin to have questions that weigh us down. We forget to take time to simply enjoy our families and […]

Parenting in Summer 2020: the Unique Joys and Challenges

Turn Challenging Behaviors into Positive Partnerships with Your Child

Behavior challenges to our parenting can be stressful in the best of times, but now that we are with our children almost all the time, even smaller challenges can sometimes feel overwhelming. Here’s a conversation with Lorna and Christine as they talk about ways you can find solutions with your child as you partner for […]

Parenting in Summer 2020: the Unique Joys and Challenges

2020 – Virtual Grandparenting

Join us to find ways grandparents can soothe the ache of missing their in-person relationships with their grandchildren. How can technology help and is it ok to use technology to grandparent? What kinds of things can I do virtually with my little guy who’s only three? What about my elementary girls who can read and […]

Parenting in Summer 2020: the Unique Joys and Challenges

Marching On…Montessori at Home

It is important that children’s activity during this time at home be joyful, thoughtful, challenging, and supportive of the love of learning. You were your child’s first teacher, providing these facets of education from the beginning, and, as a parent, you are highly capable of being an interim partner in your child’s learning. Effectively replicating […]

The Language of Empathy: Helping Children Through Uncertain Times

The Language of Empathy: Helping Children Through Uncertain Times

Join Jonathan Wolff and Tanya Ryskind for a discussion about how “The Language of Empathy” can help your child come out of these uncertain times with greater self-awareness and self-discipline. As parents, when we truly understand our children’s needs and feelings, fears and frustrations, we can safely guide them toward health, happiness, and success. In […]

Parenting in Summer 2020: the Unique Joys and Challenges

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 in Summer 2020: the Unique Joys and Challenges

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 in Summer 2020: the Unique Joys and Challenges

Grief in Our Schools

During this session Sheila Linville shares both personal and professional experiences and resources for schools that have lost a loved community member. Many of us are experiencing grief right now due to the pandemic – loss of daily routine, loss of physical contact with friends, family, teachers, loss of certainty and trust, and some, loss […]

Parenting in Summer 2020: the Unique Joys and Challenges

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 in Summer 2020: the Unique Joys and Challenges

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 in Summer 2020: the Unique Joys and Challenges

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 […]