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A Parent's Role: How It Differs shows how to define and clarify the role of the adult with independent children.
A compelling, actionable letter to parents in the voice of a child
Defining and clarifying the role of the adult with independent children
A Positive Discipline tool for modeling respectful problem-solving and collaboration in the family
I particularly appreciated the caution about bringing "market norms" into family life.
Experience a Montessori family’s home life on the weekend
A thoughtful and disciplined mother's values are impacted by changing family resources. Follow along with the mother's inner dialogue, which offers commonsense contrast to some aspects of today's culture.
A detailed example of how a parent can guide a sibling interaction in a way that respects and empowers both children
Navigating the gray area when it comes to following through on what you say
How to constructively play both roles - rejected parent and preferred parent - while understanding why children play favorites, and why not to take it personally
I particularly appreciate the tip to narrate what you're doing when using phones around children.
Noteworthy article on the value of chores, plus a last paragraph that will stay with you forever
The benefits of not correcting mistakes with chores (even after the fact)
How one Montessori family conceives of chores for children under five years
How one Montessori family conceives of chores for children after six years
How to help your child take ownership over the morning routine
The grace and courtesy lessons that one family practices at home
I particularly appreciated the suggestion to "load up a tray" of supplies, preparing for the meal as one would pack for a car trip, to prevent continuous fetching.
A wealth of games and conversation prompts about food
A Montessori perspective on holidays, traditions, and gift giving by age
How to give children ownership and build confidence during pumpkin carving
How to model concentration for children in the age of multi-tasking
How to use the car environment to support connection and development
A Montessori guide offers summer suggestions for young children
A parent highlights differences between the adult and child's perspective
Montessori tips for traveling with children
Simone Davies from Montessori Notebook offers ideas for traveling with children
Powerful piece taking cues from a Sesame Street episode that addressed death