Helping Children Deal With Fear

Every child feels fear from time to time. Whether it’s about the monster under the bed or thinking about a scary story a friend told them, it can be tricky as a parent to know how to help our children … Continue reading

How to Handle Challenging Behaviors

This post goes out to frustrated parents. (So, likely all of us at some point.)   Challenging behavior is an unfortunate part of growing up and parenting. We know that it’s normal, we know our children need to experience it … 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

Living Montessori in the Summer

If you’re reading this, you’re either: Sending your child to a Montessori school and totally dedicated to the philosophy, or Very curious about whether Montessori might be a good fit for your family.   Either way, you can create a … Continue reading

Mindfulness for Children

You may be very familiar with mindfulness, or you may have a vague notion of a buzz word that has something to do with meditation.  Regardless of your experience, we are here to detail the ways in which mindfulness can … Continue reading

Montessori 101

Are you new to Montessori? Have you had a child in our program for a while but find it difficult to explain Montessori in a nutshell? This educational philosophy is more than meets the eye, and it can be easy … Continue reading

Montessori and Nature

“When children come into contact with nature, they reveal their strength.” Maria Montessori   We all know spending time outdoors is good for our kids, but what did Maria Montessori have to say about it? What can we do as … Continue reading