The Importance of Establishing Boundaries
Arguably, one of the most important jobs you have as a parent is to establish boundaries with, and for your child. Children are not capable of establishing their own boundaries, and yet they have a deep developmental need to know what the boundaries are. If you think...
Maria Montessori said, “Never help a child with a task at which he feels he can succeed.” While it may seem counterintuitive to say so, often times when we as adults “help” the child, we are actually robbing him of the opportunity to grow. Real growth comes from real...
Chores at Home- A Montessori Approach
In the Montessori curriculum, the Practical Life activities are some of the first lessons presented to our students. This curriculum includes activities designed to help a child to learn how to do everyday tasks such as: pouring water, stringing beads, using tongs,...
Getting Through the Holiday Season with your Sanity Intact
By Meaghan McClung As a parent, I sometimes think of the holiday season with equal parts joy and dread. Of course, I’m excited about the family gatherings, the sharing of traditions, the gift giving, and the food! But I’m also a bit apprehensive. The high activity and...
Rotating Toys and Activities in the Home
Rotating Toys and Activities in the Home Have your child’s toys taken over your home? Are you noticing that your child isn’t even playing with most of the toys he/she has? If you answered yes to either of these questions, you are in need of a Montessori...
Freedom within Limits
I often meet with parents who want to talk to me about getting their child to listen to them at home. Perhaps the child has been in the Montessori environment for a while, and the parents have observed how well their child responds to the teachers at school. They’ll...
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