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Adjusting to Life 2020-2021: Social Connections Outside the Home

Adjusting to Life in 2020-2021: Supporting Your Child’s Emotional Well Being

Experts in child psychology are telling us that one of the most serious outcomes of the Corona Virus is the effect it is having on our children’s mental health. School closings, isolation from peers, frustrated parents from political unrest, social injustice, abusive home life, and so much more. In this session our team helps parents […]

Adjusting to Life 2020-2021: Social Connections Outside the Home

Adjusting to Life in 2020-2021: Different Ways to Learn

Will your child be returning to in-person school full time, doing a hybrid of in-person and virtual, 100% online, or maybe even homeschool? Join us as we discuss the different options that our children will have for learning this school year and ways that you can support and guide your child as we all learn […]

Adjusting to Life 2020-2021: Social Connections Outside the Home

Parenting Toward Anti-Racism Continued

In the initial session – “Parenting Toward Anti-Racism” – we explored how parents can support their children in being anti-racist. During this session Dr. Wise is here again to continue our conversation and focus on the inner work that adults must do. Find out how knowledge of US history since the 16 hundreds, understanding of […]

Adjusting to Life 2020-2021: Social Connections Outside the Home

An Overview of “Adjusting to Life in 2020-2021”

We are starting a new series for parents as we adjust to life at home and at school during this Covid-19 season. Today’s session will introduce each of the seven webinars in the series. Please join us for a sneak preview with Tammy Willen, Jon Wolff, and Lorna McGrath.

Adjusting to Life 2020-2021: Social Connections Outside the Home

The Inner Work of Parenting: What We Can Learn from Children…To Help Us Be Happier, Healthier, and Better Caregivers

During this session, lead by Jonathan Wolff, we will explore what Maria Montessori and Kahlil Ghibran said about the work of the adult and parent. Concepts like “letting go of our positions,” “openness to the child’s view,” “being responsible for our adult emotions,” “no double standards,” and more will be discussed. Jon and the others […]

Adjusting to Life 2020-2021: Social Connections Outside the Home

Parenting Toward Gender Equality

During this session Scott Osborne and our Montessori Family Support Team will explore our roles as parents and teachers in creating gender equality or gender inequality, albeit consciously or unconsciously. We will begin to answer the question, “What can I do as a parent to help my children see people as individuals?”

Making 2020-21 Schooling Decisions

There are so many factors that go into finding the right match for your child and your family when it comes to schooling – home school, Montessori, public, private, finances, safety, and more. Add to that Covid and your head starts to spin. Join Christine Lowry, Tammy Willen, and Lorna McGrath as we help sort […]

Adjusting to Life 2020-2021: Social Connections Outside the Home

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 […]

Adjusting to Life 2020-2021: Social Connections Outside the Home

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 […]

Adjusting to Life 2020-2021: Social Connections Outside the Home

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 […]

Adjusting to Life 2020-2021: Social Connections Outside the Home

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 […]

Adjusting to Life 2020-2021: Social Connections Outside the Home

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 […]

Adjusting to Life 2020-2021: Social Connections Outside the Home

Music and Montessori

Music is such an important aspect of the Montessori program at any level – from a developmental approach with rhythm, singing, and dancing to understanding music as a language to incorporating it into cultural studies and music appreciation. Learn just a little bit about music and Montessori from Larry Shanker and Lorna McGrath in this […]

Adjusting to Life 2020-2021: Social Connections Outside the Home

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 […]

Adjusting to Life 2020-2021: Social Connections Outside the Home

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. […]