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Positive Discipline LIVE Q&A

Are you struggling with engaging cooperation, getting your child to listen, dealing with BIG emotions or just feeling stressed and overwhelmed by behavior? If this is you, then listen to…

Tame Triggers & Stop Shouting

In stressful and challenging times we often get triggered as parents or caregivers after hearing our name for the 100th time in one minute! I interviewed Stephanie Pinto to find…
the prepared environment

The Prepared Environment

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Written by Heather Pratt “The first aim of the prepared environment is, as far as it is possible, to render the growing child independent of the adult.”  -Dr. Maria Montessori,…

Finding a Montessori Caregiver

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Written by Heather Pratt Finding a caregiver you feel as though you can trust can seem very overwhelming, anxiety-producing, and intimidating. Add to that a desire to find someone who…

Montessori & Fantasy

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Okay this is one of those topics that get out of hand pretty quickly and I feel like there is a deep misunderstanding between fantasy and imagination. So in short…

Personal Care as a Bonding Time

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Written by Heather Pratt The child has a different relation to his environment from ours… the child absorbs it. The things he sees are not just remembered; they form part…