How to Teach Growth Mindset to Kids

benefits of growth mindset in kids

A growth mindset is considered an essential tool to achieve happiness and success in life. If you want your child to be in a position to succeed later on in life, it is important to start teaching them this mindset at a young age. If your child knows that they are capable of achieving great […]

Age-Appropriate Chores for Children… or Not?

Guide to Montessori chores by age

Did you know that teaching your child to do household chores can be beneficial to them? Later on, you will learn about the guide to Montessori chores, by age, that would facilitate their cognitive and motor skills’ development.  Introduction to Montessori Chores by Age Believe it or not, kids as young as two years old […]

10 Montessori-Inspired Phrases to Use When Your Child is Being ‘Mean’

Montessori-Inspired Phrases to Use Instead of Hitting

Probably one of the most worrying things to witness as a parent is seeing your perfect little angel turn into a mean machine that bites, kicks, and hits playmates. For one, it’s embarrassing – your child’s behavior and character is a reflection of your parenting. Secondly, you don’t want people hating your child for their […]

Activities for Kids to Practice Kindness and Compassion

best kindness activities for kids

Yes, kindness can be taught. But it is important to start this at a young age so that your child can learn the importance of showing kindness and compassion to others. It’s a great way to reverse a child’s natural tendency to become selfish – a normal thing at their age. Discover fun and effective […]

7 Phrases to Diffuse Toddler Frustration

diffuse toddler frustration

Dealing with toddler frustration is never easy. As a parent or teacher, this is one of those instances that challenge your patience to the limit. However, the Montessori approach to dealing with toddler tantrums and frustration emphasizes the need to choose your language carefully. It is vital that you figure out what works for your […]

A Montessori Approach to “Clean-up Time”

clean up time

Fact: kids are wild and messy. They may be small in size but they can cause quite a big mess. Keeping up with their mess is a constant battle for most parents. However, did you know you can actually teach your little kids to pick up and put away their toys?  In a Montessori setting, […]

Montessori Tips for Toilet Learning (Potty Training)

montesorri toilet learning

Potty training can be intimidating, both for the child and the parent. For some parents (if not most) it can be the most frustrating thing to teach a child. In the Montessori perspective, however, they call it “toilet awareness” or “toilet learning”, as a matter of respect for the child. This is because parents should […]

How to get Your Kids to Listen to you

When toddlers start preschool it can be hard on the parent, the child and the teacher. While this is certainly an exciting milestone – for your child,

How to get Your Kids to Listen to you

Even the most well-behaved children can have selective hearing at times. One day they don’t seem to even recognize that you’re speaking. The next, they clearly hear you, but are failing to follow your directions. It can be frustrating when children won’t listen. As parents, we sometimes unintentionally teach our children that it’s okay not […]