The Value of Pretend Play — a Montessorian’s Perspective

As a blogger/social media presence, I occasionally get nasty comments directed toward me and my way of doing Montessori.  One thing that we do in our Montessori family that others have attacked me for is allowing pretend play.  Apparently there are many people out there who believe that if we were truly Montessori enough, we […]

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15 Ways to Raise World Changers

 “We shall walk together on this path of life, for all things are part of the universe and are connected with each other to form one whole unity.” ~Maria Montessori Montessori is a lot of practical life skills and sandpaper letters and bead bars and all the rest of it, but it’s also about cultivating […]

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Discipline the Montessori Way

Discipline is one of the topics I get the most questions about, which is why I made it a large part of my Montessori Parenting E-Course and Workshops.  You can get a full, more detailed version of how to discipline the Montessori way over there, but here’s a cheat sheet for you: The first step […]

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Why Our Montessori Family Uses Screen Time

I have been getting a lot of questions about screen time lately (over on my Instagram account in particular), so I wanted to address the elephant in the room: We DO allow our children to have a limited amount of screen time. I have received SO many judgmental messages and comments about this — so […]

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How to Present the Montessori Three Period Lesson

If you’ve been around the Montessori world for a while, you may have heard of the Three Period Lesson.  This is a method of teaching nomenclature and it is used quite frequently in the Montessori classroom whenever new material is introduced.  With young toddlers, especially those whose expressive language is not yet developed, the three […]

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