Montessori Parenting

Montessori parenting is a parenting style that aligns with gentle parenting, Attachment Theory, and many aspects of RIE. Here is a compilation of Montessori parenting articles.

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What Is the Montessori 3-Year Cycle?

Many parents, upon researching the Montessori method, come across their first snag at the three-year cycle. Questions arise like, What is it? and Is three years in one classroom really necessary? For many parents that last question hits home in kindergarten. It’s the year many children enrolled in Montessori preschools may switch to a non-Montessori …

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Montessori Terminology – 14 Montessori Terms to Know

Even if you are new to Montessori, you have likely already figured out there are a lot of Montessori terminologies to take in. There are several Montessori terms you will hear more than others, though. Many terms are more helpful for Montessori teachers to familiarize themselves with than for Montessori parents to know. I’m going …

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The Pros and Cons of Montessori Education

Finding the perfect school for your child can be a stressful task. There are many things to consider. Looking over this list of pros and cons of Montessori will help you make an informed decision about your child’s education. One of the biggest questions you may ask yourself is, “Will this school prepare my child …

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Baby Hates Tummy Time? Try These Tips

In this article, you will learn about Montessori and tummy time. You will also get lots of practical advice about how to implement time on the belly successfully for your baby. You’ll even get some alternatives to tummy time for those babies that are adamant about refusing to participate in belly time on the floor. …

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The Topponcino: A Montessori Newborn Essential

A Topponcino might sound like the latest drink from your favorite coffee shop, but it’s actually something that’s going to help your new baby adjust to life outside the womb. For parents following the Montessori method, it’s considered an essential item for a baby’s first months, providing comfort for both you and your little one. …

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Why Your Child’s Baby Dolls Should be Anatomically Correct

In this article, you will learn why anatomically correct dolls are preferable to other dolls for children. You will also get recommendations on a diverse array of anatomically correct dolls. What makes a doll “anatomically correct”? Baby dolls that are considered anatomically correct are dolls that have primary sex characteristics. This is different from traditional …

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How Montessori Promotes Problem Solving Skills for Kids

How does Montessori promote problem solving skills for kids? Problem solving is an essential skill that we all need for a successful life. We use problem solving daily at home and at work. Unfortunately, problem solving is something many kids (and adults!) struggle with. In this post, we’ll discuss how problem solving skills for kids …

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How to Teach Kids Empathy: A Montessori Perspective

In this article, you will learn about social and emotional learning and how it relates to the development of empathy. You will also learn how to teach kids empathy the Montessori way. At the end of the article, you will get recommendations on empathy building books to read with your child. We all want our …

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Children’s Cooking Utensils: Master List of Montessori Cooking Tools

If you are looking to get started with Montessori in your home, there is no better place than Practical Life activities right in your kitchen. Before you get started, though, you are going to need some children’s cooking utensils. You may be wondering why small size cooking utensils are preferable over the ones you have …

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The Ultimate List of Famous Montessori Graduates

Whether the Montessori method is right or wrong for your child, it’s hard to deny that its alumni have gone on to accomplish some pretty impressive things. Check out these famous Montessori graduates, from world leaders to best-selling authors, business moguls, and even Academy Award winners. “I like the Montessori method…it teaches through play. It …

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