Why I Don’t Reward My Kids For Doing Chores

chores=responsibility

{Guest Post} Raising A Whole Foods Child Part II

They say it takes a village to raise a child and that is 100% true! Parents rely on one another for advice to get through the many phases of childhood and nutrition is always a central topic. In Part 1 of this series, we discussed the importance of setting the foundation of good nutrition early,…… Continue reading {Guest Post} Raising A Whole Foods Child Part II

{Guest Post} Raising A Whole Foods Child (Part I)

Nutrition for infants

Little Hands at Work Turns One!!!

Exactly one year ago when I decided to set up my own Montessori Parenting Program. I have been toying with the idea for years but didn’t know how to pursue it. Just one day when I was talking to parents “I want to put my own centre”. They told me  “Why don’t you? We will…… Continue reading Little Hands at Work Turns One!!!

Trust Your Child’s Ability

When my son turned 3 he was enrolled at Children’s House in Dunedin. His teachers were amazing, wonderful and so patient with him. It was only my 3rd year as a Montessori Teacher, and I was quite inexperienced compared to my son’s teachers. I work with toddlers, and by age of 2 1/2 if they…… Continue reading Trust Your Child’s Ability

{old post} NZ School Holidays

I found this old blog, how we spent school holidays back in New Zealand.  For us, school holidays are for lying in bed until 8am, watching movies after dinner every day, bushwalks and more books.  —————— Two sunny days in a row. Lucky for us! School holidays have just started and we’re quite a little…… Continue reading {old post} NZ School Holidays

The Trained Eye

As a Montessori Teacher, I often reflect on my practice. It is tantamount to do so unless you want to get stuck in a rut (well I don’t!). Sometimes I can be hard on myself because I know my role is essential to every child I meet. I also reflect on my relationship with my…… Continue reading The Trained Eye

When Mum Said No But Dad Said Yes.

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 When Mum Said No But Dad Said Yes.

Does your child know how to self soothe?

    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?