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November 2019

Tears & Tantrums At This Time Of Year

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I don’t know about you but I find that there’s something about this time of year in Australia that raises the level of emotions.  Perhaps it’s the weather warming up, the anticipation of the long summer holidays, the excitement of Christmas or  the end of a long school year.  Perhaps you have a view on this, I think it’s probably a combination of all of the above and in schools...
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More Than Just Good Manners

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If you are a Montessori parent or just beginning to learn about Montessori education, you’ve probably heard the phrase  grace and courtesy.  You may be wondering what that means in a Montessori classroom, and why we go out of our way to identify it as something special. Simply put,  grace and courtesy is all about helping children to understand polite social norms. As a Montessori school, we understand that even...
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Practical Ways to Help Anxious Kids

By Emotional Wellbeing, Parenting No Comments
Anxiety is a completely normal part of the human experience.  Both adults and children experience anxiety from time to time.  As children grow, they go through so many changes physically, cognitively, and emotionally, it’s understandable that they may feel nervous occasionally.  You will likely notice your child move through a number of phases in which they display anxious behaviors. If you feel like your child’s anxiety is more than just...
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Preparing your child for an unpredictable future?

By FMS Values, Parenting No Comments
How does a parent prepare their child for an unpredictable future?  Don’t we all just want to give them every possible advantage? How do we define success in our children’s lives?  Is it about being able to provide for oneself or is it finding joy in the work we do?  Is it about contributing to our communities or perhaps continuing to learn throughout our lives?  Couldn’t it (shouldn’t it) be...
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