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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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Development is the Child’s Work

What is a child’s job?  In Montessori terms, “development is the child’s work,” and that all-important work often looks like play! In behavioral terms, a child’s job is to test rules and boundaries to see what happens when the limits are pushed. Upon closer examination, these are two different ways of saying the same thing. […]

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Preparation of the Heart – the depths of being a Montessori Parent

The real preparation for parenting is the study of one’s self. Maria Montessori said, “The real preparation for education is the study of one’s self.”  I believe this is also true for parents.  To apply her words to parenting, “The real preparation for parenting is the study of one’s self”. If we look within and […]

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Montessori Provides Significance and Belonging

Take a moment to consider your child’s greatest social-emotional need.  Alfred Adler, an early leader in psychology and student of Maria Montessori, said the primary need of every child is to feel a sense of belonging and significance. In fact, our children have such a strong desire to belong or feel significant that they sometimes […]

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