What is a typical morning in a Montessori Infant or Toddler Class? Are you ready? It starts with a warm morning greeting and I make sure I make eye contact with children. A child usually darts off to the room and looks at what activities they would like to do. Some may take awhile to… Continue reading A Morning Well Spent
I came across an article written by Joshua Becker (becoming minimalist) on why fewer toys will benefit children. He has 12 great points and I chose my top 3 and share my perspective using Montessori Approach. A Montessori environment for babies and toddlers has selected materials neatly organized on the shelves. Just the right activities… Continue reading Montessori Way : Toys That Matter
Lately, I am the least favorite person of my kids. Not very popular right now, lots of "Oh come on Mom!" "But why can't I have it now?" "Not Fair!" You see, I try not to promise anything to my kids because it can be very frustrating for them and I lose my credibility if… Continue reading Raising Adolescents – A Reflection
Setting limits with your toddler is very tricky, but essential. They are still learning their environment, and our role as parents is to guide with respect and support our children. As a Montessori Teacher and fascinated with neuroscience, the book I often recommend is The Whole Brain Child by Dan Siegel. It helped me understand… Continue reading Montessori Approach in Setting Limits
Your daughter asks your permission if she can have a sleepover at her best friends house on a school night. You explain that it’s a school night and she can reschedule it on a Friday instead. Then she storms off and looks for her Dad. Too oblivious to why sleepovers on a school night is a… Continue reading Mum Said No But Dad Said Yes.
Does your toddler carry a blankie, dummy, or stuffie? Or all of the above? Have you observed your child gets distressed when one of their coveted stuff goes missing? Can't your toddler sleep without them? Read on. One of my friends who gave birth recently told me that her son won't even take… Continue reading Does your child know how to self soothe?
"Can I have a sleepover at *Tara's place tonight?" asked my 13 year old daughter. "Ma, did you ask Mali if *John can come this Saturday for a play?" asked my 11 year old son. "Are we doing anything this weekend? If not, can I invite my friends over?" Frequently asked by my children.… Continue reading Fleeting Moment
One of the most complaints I have heard from parents is stressful meal times. Nobody is enjoying it, more whining and less eating. Is it really possible to have a stress free mealtime with your children? Yes! But, it takes consistency, patience (uh huh) and cooperation. If you think that is possible in your household… Continue reading 3 Tips To A Stress Free Meal Time!
I hope I have gotten your attention with my headline! Our own take on FB ( not Facebook!). When my children were younger, my husband and I are always on the lookout for something to do but it has to be in these 3 categories which are FUN, FAB and FREE!!! Well, the Free part is… Continue reading Our Families 3 FB’s
Parenting is one of the most complicated word ever. Everybody wants to be good at it and to do things right for the sake of our children. Such a challenging "task". I overheard from a conversation that having children is the most expensive investment you will ever make without a monetary return and I looked… Continue reading Oh Parenting (A Reflection)