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MFATC September 2022

10 Ways We Can Show Respect to Our Child

by Simone Davies One thing about the Montessori approach is how we show respect to the child. The most powerful way for us to teach our children how to respect others is for us to model it and for them to absorb it every day. Here are ten ways we can show respect to our child: 1. Soft hands—the way we handle them 2. Listen—stop and really listen to their words, their expressions, their face, and hands 3. Use kind words—even when setting a limit 4. Avoid baby talk—speak to them as we would...

MFATC September 2022

Intentional Connections between Educators & Families

Every August and September a beautiful dance plays out in early childhood and toddler Montessori classrooms across the globe. Children and their families begin a new school year. Some children rush in with the confidence and energy of a bee gathering nectar. They flit from one thing to the next and can hardly wait to put their hands on the materials. The adults who brought them are left standing in the wake of the flurry of activity, wondering, perhaps, if they’ll be missed. More children...

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Free ReadsMFATC September 2022

LET’S GET OUT OF THE WAY – DON’T OVER-PARENT; EMPOWER YOUR CHILDREN INSTEAD!

By Paula Lillard Preschlack Helicopter Interference My college roommate visits me with her two teenage sons. She confides that she is worried that her 15-year-old isn’t working hard enough in school and “might be making poor choices about partying.” In our cabin kitchen, only moments later, I watch wide eyed while my friend takes the butter knife out of her son’s hand, pushes him aside, and says, “Here, let me make your sandwich. You have no idea what you’re doing.” Have you ever seen this...

Children with ExceptionalitiesFree ReadsMFATC September 2022

The Power of “Mistake Conversations” in Our Family Lives

One afternoon, soon after my daughter Sophie’s fourth birthday, my husband (Phillipe) and I sat at a meeting with her preschool teachers in Brookline, Massachusetts. An hour earlier, I’d been meeting with parents at the school where I worked. Now I was on the parent side. “She has trouble making mistakes,” the first teacher, a grayhaired, gentle woman, told me. “That’s typical of many kids. She’s independent and a perfectionist.” “And she blames her mistakes on other people,” the second...

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Free ReadsMFATC September 2022

Don’t Live in La-La land

Most of our fears as parents about protecting our children involve situations that rarely occur. Many of us, however, tend to spend a disproportionate amount of time worrying about circumstances that will never happen, or planning for perfectionism, either in ourselves or in our children. Our fears and our guilt hold us hostage in a land of fantasy, “La-La Land.” We need to create reasonable expectations for ourselves, our children, and our families. By worrying about the wrong things, we...

Mom and child
Dear CathieTC September 2022

Dear Cathie: First Days at School: Morning Routines

First Days at School: Morning Routines DEAR CATHIE— WE WILL BE ATTENDING OUR LOCAL MONTESSORI SCHOOL BEGINNING NEXT FALL, AND WE HAVE BEEN READING ABOUT THE SCHOOL AND THE MONTESSORI METHOD. THIS WILL BE OUR CHILD’S FIRST TIME TO BE SOMEPLACE OTHER THAN HOME ON A DAILY SCHEDULE. WE KNOW THAT TIME SCHEDULING IS NOT EASY FOR CHILDREN. WHAT CAN WE DO TO HELP MAKE THE MORNING ROUTINE WORK EFFICIENTLY AND YET NOT FEEL RUSHED? WE HAVE HEARD FROM OTHER PARENTS THAT THIS CAN BE QUITE STRESSFUL! —...

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Book ReviewsTC September 2022

Book Review by Lorna McGrath

Reviewed by Lorna McGrath Here and There Written by Tamara Ellis Smith Illustrated by Evelyn Daviddi Ivan’s parents split up and are living in separate houses. Ivan didn’t like that he had to go here and there. He didn’t think he could be happy and himself with his parents apart. It took a little time and some adjustment for Ivan to realize that love and happiness could be shared; that love and happiness could be both here and there. It’s important for children to know that families can...

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Consulting, Leadership Insitute, conferences, parents. professional development, recruit & retain parents, teachers, and students.School Accreditation, Teacher Education, Resources, and Meaningful SupportBringing Montessori Into Your Home And Family LifeThe Montessori Foundation &The International Montessori Council (IMC) The Vinoy | St. Petersburg, Florida  | November . 3 - 6 . 2022– Maria MontessoriAs we often say:We're here to help! The Montessori Foundation is a non-profit...

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The confidence the school has gained by the knowledge gained in this course was evident at our latest parent meeting. We were able to answer the parents’ questions with more affirmation and I could see that our confidence gave them confidence in us. Interesting, I just took my first born child off to college this weekend.

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SOME Basic Information That Every Montessori Parent Should Know

  Why do they call it a Children’s House? In her research, Dr. Montessori noted specific characteristics associated with the children’s interests and abilities at each plane of development. She argued that a school carefully designed to meet the needs and interests of the child will work more effectively because it doesn’t fight human nature. Montessori taught teachers how to “follow the child” through careful observation, allowing students to reveal their strengths and weaknesses,...

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