I have enjoyed following Amorette @french.family.montessori on Instagram. So I was delighted when she agreed to do an interview for the blog. If you've ever wondered "will Montessori work for my Autistic child?" or thought about homeschooling or twins, then you are going to love this interview. I love how Montessori families are so different, yet the underlying principles of Montessori can be applied in every family in their unique way. 1. Who lives in your home? Hubby. Myself … [Read more...] about Will Montessori work for my Autistic child?
Are you at the stage of development when your child is asking constantly “why?’ Maybe even more common is “but why?” When kids ask "why?" it can be fun to start with but after the 15th question in a matter of minutes, it requires a saint to stay calm and not lose their mind. I had a fun conversation about this stage with a parent in class and thought I’d share a few of the ideas with you. Because I never want our children to stop asking questions. That is how they will find out about the … [Read more...] about What to do when kids ask “why?”
All about Montessori practical life activities with Saniyyah Khalilallah Today I've got a lovely interview for you with Saniyyah Khalilallah from SKMontessori. Saniyyah has just published two wonderful books about Montessori practical life activities to get our kids to help at home - I Did It Myself and I Help At Home - so she is definitely the right person to give us some advice on getting our kids to do these activities at home. 1. Saniyyah - we'd love to learn more about you After … [Read more...] about Getting kids to help at home
Ok, I have to admit it. I love the word dysregulated. It has only been on my radar the last year or two, but it’s been a game changer. Saying that I’m feeling dysregulated feels SO much better than saying that I’m in a bad mood or feeling cranky or disconnected. I can use it even when I don’t really know what I’m feeling, just not feeling myself. And allows us not to judge and instead to help a dysregulated child. The word dysregulated doesn’t judge. It acknowledges that we move in and out of … [Read more...] about How to help a dysregulated child