Category Archives for Parenting

War, Weapon, Superhero Play and Montessori

Today I'm delighted to welcome Leanne Ridgeway for a guest post about Superhero play. It's a topic I wanted to learn more about. I have a son who is deeply into "super heroes". He loves to play "fighting"

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Supporting children through change – Montessori Parenting

Back in March, Eloise Rickman from Frida Be mighty, asked  me to write a piece for her parenting book "Extraordinary parenting".We are now in December and we are still fighting a pandemic. As parents,

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Montessori gifts that are more important than toys

I am writing this blog post as a reminder of what is important. In the middle of the gift season, we might forget about the non-material aspect of parenting and go into a frantic mode, spending on

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10 Montessori Principles for parents

How Montessori is relevant to parents?⁠⠀⁠⠀Montessori was first a "method of education". Although Maria Montessori didn't want to call her observations a method per se. For her, she had only uncovered

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I say No to the Montessori shelfie

Why I say No to the Montessori shelfie, aka taking a picture for your Social Media of what is your Montessori shelf. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Carine - Montessori

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Do toddlers need “Montessori” shelf work?

Do you have a toddler who ignores the Montessori friendly work and activities you have set up on his shelf?Let me tell you that it is normal!The concept of the Montessori shelf comes from the Montessori

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Montessori alternatives to praise

Do you say "good boy", "well done" or "good job" to your children? Do you remember your parents and teachers praising you? Is there a Montessori way to praise? In this blog post, we will talk about the

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Montessori Parenting: How to deal with an after-school meltdown?

Do you have a child who has a meltdown after-school or when back from a nursery?⁠After so many months at home, this school year is not like any other. But no matter the circumstances, it's very common

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Montessori Parenting – Saying No the Montessori way

Is there a Montessori way to say NO to children?When parents discover Montessori, they understand that it is about giving freedom and independence to their children. So when it comes to discipline the

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