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!

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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 [...]

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Honoring the Inner Teacher Webinar

October 04, 2013

As a culture, our children are being trained to look outside themselves for answers, excitement and happiness. They are being raised in a society that over-stimulates their senses with 3D movies, gaming, and technology and can make normalization at home or within the classroom more difficult.

In this presentation, you’ll learn why it’s critical for parents and teachers to honor the inner teacher of every child. We’ll also explore the negative consequences that are created because this vital principle of Maria Montessori has been ignored. Learn how to weave keys to positive parenting by [...]

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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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