How to Prepare your Child for Daylight Savings Time

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Early Morning Walkings

Oh those dreaded early morning wakings!!! I’m not a coffee drinker but man when I get hit with a streak of early wakings from my little guy, I wish I was! There can be many reasons for early wakings but first off, if your child normally sleeps until a decent hour and the wakings start out of the blue, it may just be a phase that will last a week.

Child Sleep: Put Preschool Bedtime Problems to Rest

Bedtime shouldn’t be a battle. Consider common preschool bedtime problems — and what to do about them. The result could be a good night’s sleep for the entire family. By Mayo Clinic staff You’re past middle-of-the-night feedings and diaper changes, but a good night’s sleep is still elusive. Maybe bedtime has turned into a battle of wills, or you’re struggling to get your preschooler to stay in his or her.

End the Bedtime Blues – The Love and Logic Way

End the Bedtime Blues Parents Don’t Need to Force Kids to Go to Sleep Bedtime is a time of frustration for many parents. They wish it could be a magical time to reconnect with children and share fond memories. Here are some easy ways to make those dreams come true: Bedroom Time vs. Bedtime The journey to bedtime bliss starts with renaming bedtime. Kids need to think of this time.

Short Naps Are The Bane Of My Existence

Your baby wakes up in the morning. You feed her, change her, play with her for a while, maybe feed her again and then rock her to sleep and put her gingerly into her crib for her morning nap. And then, 30 minutes later, she wakes up fussy and irritable and, despite your pleading, refuses to go back to sleep. So after half an hour of trying to put her.

How I got sleep wrong first time around and what you can learn from my mistakes

By Simone Davies – The Montessori Notebook In all this time working in Montessori education, there is one topic I have avoided writing about. You guessed it – sleep. During my observations for my Montessori training and when I worked in a Montessori nursery, I observed a lot of children falling to sleep. Every child is so different. You have children who fight sleep, being super active right up to.

Spontaneous Self-Discipline

By: Maren Schmidt An indicator of healthy and normal development in children (and adults, too!) is the presence of self-discipline that seems to appear almost out of nowhere. In reality, there are factors that contribute significantly to the development of self-discipline in the child and adult. As a child’s will is strengthened by the use of free choice, spontaneous self-discipline appears and we see concentration, coordination, order and independence develop.

Praise and Punishment

“Eventually we gave up either punishing or rewarding the children.” —Maria Montessori, The Secret of Childhood It’s a new year and many of us make resolutions. As parents, in spite of our best intentions, we sometimes get stuck in patterns that are no longer working or may not be the most beneficial for our children. What are some new ways to deal with the normal day-to-day challenges of being a.

Ten Little Reminders for Parents

I’m not perfect. I am a loving, well-meaning, very caring, sometimes forgetful, often-busy parent. This, I think, puts me in the same boat with a whole lot of other people. Sometimes it helps to have a little reminder of all those good-parenting practices we really know deep down, but can sometimes forget in the hustle and bustle of our daily lives. So here, inspired by Maria Montessori’s great wisdom, is.

Have Fun Learning – Do the Hokey Pokey

In the gardening shop I looked up to discover a sign over my head. ”What If The Hokey Pokey Is What It’s All About?” For whatever reasons, I started to laugh. Uncontrollably. My husband came from across the store to see what could be so funny. For weeks afterwards Mark and I had a running joke with”What If…?” Later I realized that the reason I perceived this sign as so.

The Neurology of Montessori

Those of us in Montessori education see the positive effects of Montessori on a daily basis. We watch as children’s fine motor skills are strengthened, their reasoning skills sharpened, and their independence encouraged through daily interaction with the prepared Montessori environment. But we can watch all of that and not actually know how the Montessori method achieves the results that it does. Is it just a happy stroke of luck.

Five Reasons to Stop Saying Good Job

By Alfie Kohn NOTE: An abridged version of this article was published in Parents magazine in May 2000 with the title “Hooked on Praise.” For a more detailed look at the issues discussed here — as well as a comprehensive list of citations to relevant research — please see the books Punished by Rewards and Unconditional Parenting. Para leer este artículo en Español, haga clic aquí. Hang out at a.

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