We have this expectation in our society that it is the individuals responsibility to create boundaries of what is acceptable interaction and if someone should break those boundaries, well, they should have drawn them clearer! I’m sure each and every one of us has heard the phrase “No Means No” before, but when contemplating the concept in execution we’re faced with a reality that “No” only means “NO” when it’s said with a bitchy tone, threat, repeated over and over, or after someone has already tested every other inch of that boundary line. Gosh,what’s a good way to sum that up? Ah, rape culture. Continue reading
Proper nutrition is essential for a healthy and successful life. This education begins at a very young age. Plethora of research is available clarifying the importance of an organic, sugar free, unprocessed diet to achieve better academic and professional success. It is for this purpose that families should serve nutritionally minded food. Menus should vary depending on seasons and local availability. The younger a child is exposed to various kinds of food, the more adventurous and accepting their palate will be. Continue reading
It’s always interesting connecting with other care providers and learning about how they handle discipline and unwanted behaviors in their classroom. I’ve worked with children for a long time and some of the policies I’ve seen in centers or private daycares makes my hair stand on end. I thought I’d share my school’s policy in hopes of inspiring other programs to follow suit.
Being a Montessori parent can be hard. Many of us didn’t grow up in Montessori households so retraining our brain to live within the philosophy takes effort. It’s especially challenging when we’ve got to explain to non-Montessorians about some of our pillar parenting philosophies, like don’t praise or punish my child. Continue reading