For those of you following along for a long time, I wanted to take you a little deeper into the Montessori approach. Even after more than 15 years working in Montessori, I still feel like a beginner with so many things to learn. And I had many moments of reflection, reminders and takeaways from finally reading Catherine McTamaney’s book The Tao of Montessori* that I want to share with you. And if you are newer to the approach, maybe start here – where to start with Montessori at home. The … [Read more...] about Some advanced Montessori
preparation of the adult
Looking after toddlers is indeed hard. They are impulsive. They run the other direction when we want them to get dressed. They throw things. They don’t listen. They ignore us and others while they are busy mastering so many skills for themselves. They need to move. They need to test limits to see how the world works. They need to test their bodies to become stronger and more capable. It’s hard because: We have to be our toddler’s pre-frontal cortex. As my friend Jeanne-Marie says, … [Read more...] about Looking after toddlers is hard – and what we can do about it
Families come in all types of constellations. This is totally normal these days. So I wonder why I skirt around the issue. When I was 25 I was living in London and fell in love with a Welsh man. I was moving back to Australia to spend more time with my family and he came too. We were married within 6 months and people thought this would never last. Just over a year later we had our first child. Less than a year and a half later, baby number 2 arrived. Let’s say, we didn’t waste any … [Read more...] about There are many family constellations. Ours is not so different.