Parenting Tips for a Happy Home: How to Apply Montessori at Home

October 04, 2021

If you're a parent who has a child or multiple children attending a Montessori school, you may be searching for understanding about how to bridge the gap between school and home. By making small adjustments at home, you can create remarkable results and dramatically enhance the continuity for children from home to school or school to home.

Goodbye, power struggles!

Estimated reading time: 4 minutes

Posted in Perfectly Imperfect Parenting, Our Heartmanity Online Webinars

How Principles of Ecology Apply to Personal Relationships

February 10, 2019

Did you know that nature creates no waste? Last summer, I had to remind myself of this fact when I came across a magpie greedily devouring a carcass while on a walk.

Think about the magnitude of the concept of "no waste" for a moment. Profound isn't it? Even mind-boggling. It turns out that health for an ecosystem, including our relationship with ourselves,  boils down to a few age-old principles. If we're going to create and keep anything healthy, we have to take care of it!

Posted in Love, Marriage, and Relationships, Our Heartmanity Online Webinars

Webinar: Partnering Together for Our Children

February 20, 2014

Parent to parent, teacher to teacher, and home to school - the quality of these key relationships will profoundly impact a child's development. Parenting is one of the most challenging jobs there is and yet parents get little to no training. Here are some vital, positive parenting solutions relevant to every parent and helpful for every child.

This webinar,  Partnering Together for our Children, provides practical and positive parenting tips for how to partner on your child's behalf. This presentation gives a deeper understanding of how to honor each unique child and a framework to more [...]

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Montessori Webinar on Freedom and Discipline

December 04, 2013

Montessori says: "Freedom in intellectual work is found to be the basis of internal discipline." A young child's ability to exercise decisions in their environment whether at home or at school is something that needs to be practiced. Listening to their inner teacher is the foundation of empowerment and builds emotional intelligence.

As parents, how do we best help children to learn self-discipline while also honoring their freedom? We need to learn how to allow a child to guide their actions by their inner teacher within a framework that keeps them safe. How do we best accomplish this goal? 

Posted in Our Heartmanity Online Webinars

Overcoming Bullying: Creating a Peaceful Classroom

February 19, 2013

This webinar “Overcoming Bullying: Creating a Peaceful Classroom,” is a wonderful chance to learn solutions to a problem that burdens us all. It provides important basics for bully prevention. 

Dealing with bullying in the classroom is a multi-faceted challenge that requires understanding how we approach misbehavior ineffectively and unknowingly abet bullying in the classroom.

In this webinar, I address the psychology of the bully, the victim, and the bystander—as well as one of the biggest factors that perpetuate this national epidemic: the unmet needs that drive all “misbehavior” in [...]

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