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5 Ways to Help Kids With Anxiety

Anxiety is a completely normal part of the human experience.  Both adults and children experience anxiety from time to time.  As children grow, they go through so many changes physically, cognitively, and emotionally, it’s understandable that they may feel nervous … Continue reading

7 Ways to Encourage Independence

You probably know that encouraging independence is a hallmark of Montessori education and parenting.  The best way to teach our children to do things for themselves is to create supportive structures in which they can gradually depend on us less … Continue reading

A Peek at the Montessori History Curriculum

Montessori elementary classrooms certainly do lots of work with math and language, but they also rely heavily on what is often referred to as cultural studies.  These cultural studies include geography, science, and history, and today’s post will focus on … Continue reading

Freedom Within Limits

“To let the child do as he likes when he has not yet developed any powers of control is to betray the idea of freedom.” -Maria Montessori One of the more common misconceptions about Montessori education is that we let … Continue reading

Independence and the Montessori Child

“Never help a child with a task at which he feels he can succeed.” -Maria Montessori You may already know that Montessori educators value and encourage independence in even their youngest students. Why is it so important? We believe that … Continue reading

It’s Okay to Set Limits

As parents today we are bombarded with advice, ideas, suggestions, and rules on how to be the best parents we can be for our children.  Some change is good; emerging research tells us more and more about human development and … Continue reading