From the outside it appears Montessori has so many rules and philosophies that it's easy to become overwhelmed, especially since most mainstream stores only stock a few items suitable for a Montessori homes. In truth the guidelines are very straightforward and easy to follow.
Finding the words to explore consent is easy when you know where to start. By starting young we can prepare our teenagers to navigate the increasingly complex world or sexual relationships.
Do we model joy? Do we model a thirst for knowledge? Do we model tranquility? Are we showing our children that life is a wonderful thing to live or an endless round of work and repeat?
Weaning was one of the most stressful parts of parenthood for me. I'm a pretty good cook but it became apparent fairly early that our mostly paleo diet wasn't going to work with BLW, as an added challenge Alfie hated quinoa, sweet potatoes, wild rice and basically everything else we ate at dinner time. These… Continue reading A Cheat’s Guide to Feeding Your Toddler
A Montessori approach to offering choice to your toddler; how to create a parent respectfully and avoid conflict.