Five Reasons to Stop Saying Good Job
Research supported reasons not to praise by Alfie Kohn, author of Punished by Rewards
10 Positive Phrases Montessori Teachers Use Instead of "Good Job"
Ideas for process-praise over person-praise and other alternatives to 'good job'
12 Powerful Parenting Phrases That Make Talking to Kids Easier
A welcome refresher that I would hang in my home
7 Key Phrases Montessori Teachers Use and Why We Should Use Them Too
Useful and memorable tools for your parenting tool belt
Stop Telling Kids to "Be Careful" And What to Say Instead
Phrases for fostering awareness and problem solving in children, rather than fear
11 Things to Say When Kids Cry
Why children cry & phrases that connect, empower, and comfort in response
Why Asking Kids for The 'Magic Word' Doesn't Teach Manners (And What to Do Instead)
Helping children learn the grace and courtesy of our culture at a developmentally appropriate time through modeling and role-playing, while advocating for children in situations that unnecessarily exceed their skill-set or understanding
What to Say to Little Kids Instead of 'Say Sorry'
Developmentally appropriate ways to navigate children's conflicts
Building a Foundation of Trust
A Montessori guide shares phrases that build partnership with children
Why We Choose Our Words Carefully with Children
Follow along with the same scenario told three different ways for an example of "giving in," confrontational authoritarianism, and the Montessori approach of "good cheer and firm resolve."
Checking our biases about talking to little girls & what to talk about instead
Powerful in-depth piece from New York Magazine on the inverse power of praise
A teacher walks through his thoughtful approach to an injured child
Instances when children should not be perceived as cute
Reading Aloud: A Gift that Keeps on Giving
The benefits of reading aloud after the early years: middle school, college, and beyond
How I Raised Teenagers Who Tell Me Everything, Even When It’s Hard
Learn the game that the author played with her children starting in preschool
Mr. Rogers Had a Simple Set of Rules for Talking to Children
The nine rules for translating a phrase into “Freddish” & what it means for children