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Montessori Mindfulness

Montessori Mindfulness

Parents, do you sometimes find yourself wondering what you did during the day, beyond managing tantrums or cleaning up messes? Many adults go through their day not really very present (mentally or emotionally) as they interact with their children. This makes it easy for the brain to get stuck feeling stressed. Not only is stress unhealthy for […]

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Early Childhood Development – Observing the Absorbent Mind

I could sit for hours watching my son (7 months), as he explores the world with curiosity and focus that Montessorians call the “Unconscious Absorbent Mind” (Age 0-3). It’s as though I can see the wheels turning in his head as he stares with a fixed soft gaze and mouth gaping, while he explores an […]

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How Do We Give the Child Respect and Dignity?

Maria Montessori had a unique and very special way of understanding the role of a teacher in a child’s life. She diverged from the popular opinion of her day that children should be obedient and learn from the expert adult. Instead, she upheld the belief that a teacher’s primary job is to be humble in […]

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Top 3 Brain Boosters for Your 2 to 6-month-old

My little man is now 3 months old, and it’s a joy to watch the budding brain that’s unfolding before my eyes.  He has gone from holding his hands in a tight fist to beginning to swat, reach, grab and pull.  He progressed from barely being able to see black and white contrasts, to enjoying […]

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Top 3 Tips to Raise an Infant the Montessori Way: Maximizing His Potential

 As I look down into the eyes of my 7 week old, I am captivated by the vast potential that lay behind those grayish-blue eyes gazing back at me.  Being educated in the Montessori Way (via the Age of Montessori Informational Course), I realize the first 3 years of life are the most important for […]

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Top 5 Ways to Manage Your Anger!

Several Montessori parents have been asking Age of Montessori to help them with a Montessori method to manage the anger that results with unsettled  frustrations. Here are 5 key ways to manage your anger during school or home discipline, so your child will manage his too! 1. Walk away. Yes. This is often the first, […]

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Preparing for baby – 4 Ways to Create a Montessori Environment for an Infant or Toddler

I am now just 3 months away from “B” day (Baby’s arrival), and the preparations for our little monkey (that’s his name for now) are in full swing.  As I began the process, I first jumped onto the pop-culture train of registering at a large chain store and thinking about what colors or “theme” I […]

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