Last week we talked about preparing our home to help our children be successful. This week, let’s focus on Montessori materials. How hard is it to make them? What should you keep in mind? Click here to learn more and watch a short video!
You know when your child does something – like throw his toys on the floor – to show his frustration over a perceived injustice, and you tell him to clean it up, and he refuses, and you insist, and he digs in his heels, and your ego is insulted and says “How dare he?!”, so you resort to… Read More Wait and Connect
Many parents like to help feed or dress their children, even when the children become capable of doing it on their own, because they feel it’s a way of showing love. While parents who follow the Montessori philosophy understand that it’s important to support their child’s budding independence, they sometimes don’t know how to channel… Read More Prepare to be Amazed
Table manners… Healthy eating habits… Self-control. We all want our children to develop these abilities, but it’s hard for parents to know how and when to start! Did you know that children have the potential to develop these qualities from the time they start showing interest in solid food? While you might think it’s impossible… Read More Mealtime with Baby
When I decided that screen time would no longer be a part of my 4-year-old’s life, I knew I would have to deal with screen detox. The first day of Spring Break was also the first day of the “No More Screens” rule. Almost immediately after waking up, Zach asked to watch videos. I said… Read More Manic Brain
Screen time update: A couple of weeks ago, I posted on Facebook about screen time at our house. I wrote about how Zachary was frustrated when it came time to turn off the computer after his daily 15-minute screen time allotment, and how he had found a healthy outlet in crying. I wish I could… Read More The Medium is the Message
Thirty thousand. 30,000! That’s the number of words scientists say you should be speaking to your child daily to increase his chances of academic success. Most parents reach and exceed this magic number, but how do you know if your child is really benefiting from your efforts? Do you feel you might be choosing the… Read More Three Steps to Academic Success
So many struggles with our children stem from conflicting goals: you need to go grocery shopping and they want to stay home; you need them to sit down for dinner and they want to keep playing. Imagine if there could be a way of communicating with your child that allowed you to achieve your goals while… Read More Communication for Peace
If you have a floor bed success story and would like to share it with other parents and Montessori enthusiasts, please send a brief (3-4 paragraph) description of your experience to thefullmontessori @ gmail . com Thank you for your help (and thanks again to those of you who’ve already shared their floor bed journey)!