Speaking this week at NAMTA: Minneapolis

I’ll be presenting two workshops November 7-9 as part of the NAMTA conference in Minneapolis (bring a sweater).  Register now!

Montessori From Birth to Six:
In Search of Community Values

1. How to Start a Parent-Infant Community and How to Maximize the Benefits (Friday)

How parents become introduced into the Montessori world is a key component to their continued engagement into deeper Montessori immersion. Sarah Moudry has perfected a friendly and practical approach to communicating our Montessori insights to parents of children from the ages of birth to crawling, crawling to walk- ing, and walking and beyond. Knowledge reduces stress and makes for a calmer and happier home and family.

2. Toileting Awareness for Montessorians in Infant, Toddler, and Primary Communities (Saturday)

Toileting is a powder keg of misconceptions and misinformation. Learn the de- tails of a stress-free sequence that supports the child’s natural development. All guides can benefit from this knowledge, which they can in turn communicate to the families they serve.

Let’s Eat! (Together!)

As a parent, one of the most rewarding moments of the day can be when we all sit down together for a meal.  Sharing food is such an important part of our culture and being able to see my children sit, enjoy the food, use appropriate manners, have conversation, and take part in this cultural ritual is so satisfying.

This is not my experience at every meal, or even everyday.  Continue reading “Let’s Eat! (Together!)”

Keep it simple

I really enjoyed this post. What great reminders on simplifying your life.

Having children can seem to bring so much ‘stuff’ into our lives. It is good to re-examine and decide how much of that ‘stuff’ is really necessary.

 

Tummy Time

Many of the parents I work with struggle with adding tummy time as part of their regular routine.  It may seem difficult at first to allow your baby to fuss while on his tummy, but it does not take long before he will enjoy tummy time.  Offer tummy time in little bits and try to lengthen the time as you go.  The benefits are great, and the alternative (possible delays in development) can last a lifetime.

Read a bit more…http://northshoremama.ca/make-time-for-tummy-time/

My Night with Mothers of Multiples

I had a great night tonight talking with the Bellaire Area Mothers of Multiples group in Bellaire, TX. What a great group of ladies (and a few gentlemen, always welcome!).

I always enjoy talking with people who are energized to invest in helping their children along the path to independence and confidence!

Keep the conversation going! Toilet Awareness is on sale at Amazon.com and the fall classes at the Motherhood Center are starting soon! There’s still time to register.
Birth to crawling.
Crawling to walking.

Montessori Congress Update (24 days!)

The International Montessori Congress in Portland, Oregon starts July 31.  It’s not too late to register!

Come see some great presenters and some cool vendors.  Sarah is co-presenting with her husband a talk entitled, “Living With Young People,” on Saturday, August 3.  This talk is specifically for parents; get more information and register here (just $15!).

Description: James and Sarah focus on the natural development of children and the supportive role of the family. The presentation gives a positive view of parents, parenting, and the collaborative partnerships between teachers and parents in service to children and directly related to Montessori schools. Further, the presentation marshals parents in envisioning their role as the nurturers of the next generation of peacemakers and peacekeepers. James and Sarah draw on their experiences as the parents of three children attending Montessori school and as well as Montessori educators and administrators.