The new revolution in raising children
“Within the child lies the fate of the future” – Maria Montessori
The new revolution in raising children is empowering parents, teachers and caregivers around the world to raise confident, compassionate and capable children.
Hi! I’m Sylvia,
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More than a decade ago, I fell in love with a quote I read by Dr. Maria Montessori, stating:
“The education of a small child therefore does not prepare him for school, but for life”
Fast forward a few years, I am now Director and owner of a Montessori school in Sydney, Australia and I sit on the board of directors for Montessori Schools and Centres Australia (MSCA). I am also a passionate speaker and trainer, working with children and adults to lay the foundations for our future generations.
My roots in Montessori education combined with vital communication skills and practical tools has helped many families and educators to guide children to reach their full potential.
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I have had the pleasure of attending some of the workshops Guide & Grow have offered. The workshops have helped me, both as a parent and a school teacher. They have provided me with more of an understanding in dealing with children’s big emotions.
I have also followed the Guide & Grow blogs. The blogs look at current issues parents are faced with on a day-to-day basis. I have found the parent strategies provided in the blogs very useful.
Both of my children have attended My Montessori which has the principles of Guide & Grow embedded into the classroom. I have gained so much from attending the toddler playgroup sessions and putting Guide & Grow into practise.
I will be forever grateful for the support Guide & Grow has offered me and my family. X
Thank you for your recent Communications Workshop, I found it very informative. I discovered that I had already (through my own research) been putting some of the Montessori principles in place without realising it, but now you have given me the confidence to back myself with this method and really delve further into the other areas of Montessori.
In just a few short weeks since your Workshop, our relationship with our 2 year old has gone to a whole new level, we have so much mutual respect for each other and we are communicating in ways I didn’t know were possible at this age. Thank you so much, I look forward to attending your future workshops.
Perfect for any parents looking to gain insights into a child’s behavior and effective ways to help deal with different situations and emotions. Some really great tools and advice that we’ve been able to incorporate into our daily lives that have had great results. A really encouraging, supportive, and informative environment, could not speak highly enough of and both my husband and I have taken away such valuable information. Thank you!
I highly recommend the Guide and Grow workshop to all parents as it provides practical skills and tools to better understand the big emotions that our littles are experiencing as they try to find their place in their environment. As a mum to a very strong willed 2 year old, I found the workshop to be truly eye opening and helped me understand that all of my sons emotions are valid and it is up to me to help him navigate through them. I am continuing to apply my learnings from the workshop and have found an incredible decrease in the number and duration of tantrums! Sylvia is truly wonderful!
My husband and I recently attended the communication workshop. I also attended My Montessori with Sylvia last term with my two children (4&2yrs). As a parent and an early childhood teacher I highly recommend guide & Grows approach especially when dealing with children’s BIG EMOTIONS. Having been to many trainings on communication with children I found Sylvia’s approaches very effective and complimentary to what I’ve learned previously. After attending the communication workshop we were able to implement some changes within our family that has improved the quality of our relationships with our children and helped us deal specifically with the BIG emotions with our 4 yr old. We were previously using the two choice option yet still struggling however Sylvia’s recommendation to add the additional phrase you can choose or I’ll choose for you has been super empowering and prevented the tantrum we were dealing with with our daughter not wanting to choose. Another strategy that has helped is adding a calming corner to our home. Thank you Sylvia for your guidance xx
As a parent we always want to know if we are doing the best in raising our children… Exploring all options! I’ve been lucky to attended one of Guide & Grow’s workshops to find out about effectively communicating with your children. It’s only when I got home and applied the skills that I learned and saw that it WORKED, that I knew this was going to change things around our home. I recommend Guide & Grow to any adult/parent. You will gain so much from their workshops and helpful tips / blogs.
We have attended 2 workshops and will definitely be attending more. We find them so beneficial in providing practical strategies to tackle situations with an emphasis on setting boundaries and guiding behaviors through communication in a supportive, caring and warm environment so that everyone learns and grows along the way. Can’t wait for the next workshop!!
Sylvia is simply amazing! She is extremely knowledgeable about the best way to educate your child using the Montessori approach. I have attended the Communication workshop with Sylvia, which I highly recommend to all parents of young children, and I also attend the Toddler Program run by Sylvia, which I can’t recommend highly enough for those with toddlers!!!
We have attended 2 workshops and will definitely be attending more. We find them so beneficial in providing practical strategies to tackle situations with an emphasis on setting boundaries and guiding behaviors through communication in a supportive, caring and warm environment so that everyone learns and grows along the way.
Can’t wait for the next workshop!!
Amazing! Thoughtful, Clear & Helpful advice. Sylvia offered personalized insight and invaluable tips to help us encourage confidence, independence and motivation in our child. We can’t thank her enough for educating and sharing so much
wisdom with us!
When I started applying these techniques my daughter started to respond right away, it actually felt like magic at times. We now have a calmer household, a happy toddler and a confident parent. I am truly grateful for having met Sylvia, I couldn’t have done it without her guidance and support.
I highly recommend the Guide and Grow workshop to all parents as it provides practical skills and tools to better understand the big emotions that our littles are experiencing as they try to find their place in their environment.
It’s like a magic formula that works every time and each time it works I feel very lucky to have found Sylvia and Guide & Grow 💙