Ready For School!

When my 18-month-old daughter walks into that Montessori classroom, she seems to stretch up taller,” an astonished Forest Bluff parent once told me. For sure, many children do exhibit pride and self-confidence when they are supported to be appropriately independent, from both home and school. We talk a lot about how and why Montessori’s approach…

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Talking to Children About Money

Paula Lillard Preschlack - a white piggy bank and coins on a table.

August 2019 by Paula Lillard Preschlack Talking about money can be uncomfortable for some families. Maria Montessori believed that this topic should be studied like all others. Here, Paula offers suggestions for talking to children of all ages about money.

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Montessori’s Steady March to “Somewhere”

Paula Lillard Preschlack - boy sitting in the field.

January 2016 by Paula Lillard Preschlack The 2010 documentary The Race to Nowhere raises grave concerns about how children are affected by increased pressures from their schools and their parents to perform at the highest level. Montessori reminds us of what we can do as parents to support our children in being healthy and happy:…

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