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Helpful resources when talking with your children about learning from home.

Thriving Beyond COVID-19

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We’ve all been travelling a very interesting path recently.  Day after day, all around the world, we’ve toiled with how to get ahead of the next stage of the coronavirus.  Safeguarding our lives and our livelihoods was the imperative.  But now we’re starting to move ahead.  We’re starting to think about how we will all focus on thriving beyond COVID-19.  We’re starting to feel free again to dream and to...
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Supporting Your Child’s Emotions During Uncertain Times

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As families we are currently faced with enormous challenges, we very likely did not predict or expect. Some children are home from school, you are likely working from home, the streets are eerily silent, and supermarkets are weird places. We’re all a little on edge, but as you might imagine, this is a difficult time for our children. You’ve likely seen a host of surprising emotions pour from them in...
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6 Simple Reminders: Self-Care for Parents

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Parenting is an amazing life experience. We all know how lucky we are to watch our children as they grow into the people they are meant to be. We try to stop and appreciate the little moments. We take hundreds of photos. We try to prepare them healthy food and space to run and play. We tell them we love them and do our very best to really be present....
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7 Ways to Encourage Independence

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We all  know that encouraging independence is a hallmark of Montessori education and parenting.  The best way to teach our children to do things for themselves is to create supportive structures in which they can gradually depend on us less and less.  You may be wondering exactly how to do this, and we are here to help!  Try these ten handy tips to get started: Allow your child to dress...
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A mother and child cooking, creating family rituals

Creating Family Rituals

By FMS Values, Helpful Hints, Montessori Basics, Montessori Philosophy, Talking with children No Comments
“See you in the morning, Hoot, Hoot,” sings my daughter, “See you in the morning, Hoot Hoot,” me echoing a reply. This is the silly song you would hear in our family home every night before my daughter goes to bed.  It started after watching Giggle and Hoot when she was oh so young and we’ve continued ever since.  Now she tells me that is she goes for a sleepover...
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