The thought of the “terrible twos” is enough to strike fear into the heart of any parent. But what if there could be another option? Neither of my children went through the “terrible twos.” And my almost two-year-old granddaughter (2 next Monday) looks like she’ll be skipping much of the terrible twos as
It’s been a year since my eBook Montessori at Home or School: How to Teach Grace and Courtesy was published. I’m happy today to share a free grace and courtesy printable created by a very sweet blogger, Carolyn Wilhelm from Wise Owl Factory. The free printable manners cards can
This post contains Amazon affiliate links (at no cost to you). I’m very excited to announce that my eBook Montessori at Home or School: How to Teach Grace and Courtesy is out! It’s designed for teaching children ages 2-12 and is available at Amazon for Kindle. But you don’t
Whatever December holiday your family celebrates, good manners help make the holiday a happier time for everyone. If you aren’t already working on holiday manners with your preschooler, now is a good time to start. Holidays can be stressful for children as well as adults, and it’s important that
Grace and courtesy lessons are an important part of Montessori education. Just as important is finding plenty of ways to reinforce those lessons. If a child makes a mistake even after being given a lesson on an etiquette rule, there are many ways to reinforce the lesson without needing
The holiday season (along with summer reunions) is a natural time for getting together with relatives … but children aren’t always comfortable meeting and greeting relatives. You can help. By using Montessori techniques for teaching grace and courtesy, you can help your child learn and more comfortably use appropriate greetings.
Maria Montessori believed young children have a deep sense of dignity and want to do the right thing. You can use Montessori techniques to teach your child how to do the right thing. Here are some Montessori principles you can use at home to teach manners. 1. Emphasize practical life