La Tela di Carlotta
Hello friend!

We are not raising children, we are raising adults.

I want to show you an alternative way of raising kids, so that everyone's potential – parents’ and children’s – can shine. Because alone, I can’t change education, but together we can.

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The blog

I write mainly about Montessori, parenthood, and multilingualism. Here are some recent posts.

Montessori
One day a few years ago my husband came home and said, "Why don't we put a mattress on the floor in the baby room? It'd be much more natural". "Never" was my reply. That's how our Montessori journey started. Since then we've been living, breathing and applying the philosophy at home day in and day out, starting from ourselves. Because educating children starts from the parents.
What if we gave a gift?
Two ways to solve sibling conflicts (only one works in the long term)
Don't force children to do something they don't want to do
Let's stop saying "be good" to a crying baby
The pilot story (or why not to punish children's mistakes)
Wait for their answers
Montessori VS "the real world"
Consent: workshop for kids
Montessori express: change the sentences into positive
Montessori express: everything is NOT fine
Living sustainably
Living sustainably for me doesn’t only mean to have a more eco-friendly lifestyle. It means to make decisions that are sustainable for our planet, the people on it, but also for our life, our lifestyle, and our happiness. It means to take any daily chance to evolve and be happier, healthier, kinder, more responsible and more caring human beings—the only sustainable way for a meaningful future.
Face yoga is an act of self love
Why you should wear the same outfit twice on Instagram
The power of creating habits (and why you should do it, even if you then break them!)
Responsible eating is the diet of the future (Would you like to teach it to your kids?)
The power of NOT complaining: can you do it for a whole month?
Clean up your planet, please!
Infographic: 8 steps to switch to cloth nappies (a guide for reluctant parents)
A personal note on happiness
A personal note on social media
A change of life always widens your horizons
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I’ve prepared collections on various topics that I’ve written over the years. Perhaps you’ll find one that interests you.

Podcast

On my podcast, “Educare con calma”, I talk about various topics, from Montessori to sustainability. Only in Italian!

Oct 22, 2021 00:05:46
Montessori in 5': Le parole che associamo alla paura
Avevo un altro argomento pronto per oggi, ma un episodio recente ha scaturito in me delle riflessioni sulla paura e visto che ci avviciniamo a Halloween ho pensato che sarebbe stato bello raccontarvelo, in modo che ogni genitore, se vorrà, possa adattarlo alla propria famiglia in questo strano periodo dell'anno (che ognuno può vivere come vuole, sia chiaro! 😉). :: Come appoggiare il podcast: Io non faccio pubblicità e non accetto sponsor, perché le pubblicità alimentano il consumismo e in più...
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Oct 15, 2021 00:25:15
Sesso: pensieri a ragnatela (perché non se ne parla di più?)
Questo episodio l'ho registrato a ruota libera. Senza nemmeno una scaletta. Riascoltandolo, tante cose le avrei dette diversamente, tanti argomenti li avrei trattati diversamente, ma credo che questo mi darà la possibilità di approfondire in altri episodi. Perché ho deciso che qui su Educare con Calma parleremo anche di sesso, perché 1. È un argomento che non mi mette a disagio e ho scoperto che questo non è scontato; 2. Mi piace abbattere tabù. E perché dovremmo parlarne di più. :: Nell'epis...
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Oct 8, 2021 00:23:12
Punizioni, conseguenze e obbedienza: che si fa?
In questo episodio affronto di nuovo il tema delle punizione e delle conseguenze e ci butto dentro una riflessione, secondo me doverosa, sull'obbedienza. Vi racconto anche un episodio che ho già raccontato sul blog qualche tempo fa e una storia che Alex racconta ai bambini da molto tempo (non l'ho detto, ma non era la prima volta che gliela sentivo raccontare). Fatemi sapere che cosa ne pensate lasciandomi un commento sul blog, nella pagina dedicata a questo episodio. :: Nell'episodio menzion...
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Travel

We sold everything to travel the world for two years. We're currently in New Zealand.

Books

In 2020 I wrote 4 books for the Italian collection “Gioca and Impara con il metodo Montessori” curated by Grazia Honegger Fresco. The collection is a project by Il Corriere della Sera and La Gazzetta dello Sport.

We also implemented the workshops of the last 15 volumes of the collection with Oliver and Emily.

Instagram

I update Instagram almost every day to be "close" to my family far away.

Why La Tela di Carlotta?
I dreamed of the name La Tela di Carlotta. One morning I woke up and in my dreams I had created a blog named just like the American novel (Charlotte's Web). Many years and endless ups and downs later, this web of thoughts and stories is my work. It took me a long time to understand what kind of online presence I wanted and today I know: I'm transparent, I show real life, I don't advertise, I only recommend sustainable brands (and not only because they pay me) and I believe in the value of my blog and my courses—because if we don't believe in the value of our work, no one will believe in it for us.
Carlotta
Carlotta dreaming of La Tela
I know! I don't want it to be over yet either.