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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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DIY Montessori Materials – Road Trip Flip Book

As the Age of Montessori Parenting Coach expert, I am happy to announce I am expecting my first baby this December.  I’m only mentioning this because it will drastically be influencing the blogs articles I will be writing for AOM.  I will be starting a series of blogs on ways to use Montessori learning in […]

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If Everyone Had Montessori Schools, They Wouldn’t Need Freud

Sigmund Freud told Montessori, “If everyone had your schools, they wouldn’t need me!”  As a professional counselor and parenting coach, I became curious as to why Freud made such a bold statement.  In considering what I know about psychology and the Montessori teaching method, I can think of two major reasons for Freud’s strong words. […]

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