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Kids shouldn't listen to us
“Oliver, you know we sometimes tell you don’t do this, don’t do that? Well, if you think it’s ok, you do it. Or you ask why not, you question us. Think with your head. Don’t listen to us. We want you to be yourself. You do you, ok?”.
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6 year olds: they're on a bridge
Not yet big, not small anymore. Already big, but still small.
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Two ways to solve sibling conflicts (only one works in the long term)
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Don't force children to do something they don't want to do
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Wait for their answers
If you ask what happened, wait for the answers and don't make assumptions. Also, is it always necessary to ask?
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My kid doesn't want to apologise
How to react when our children don't want to apologise
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Montessori express: change the sentences into positive
When you want your children to respect a rule, try to avoid negative sentences.
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Montessori express: everything is NOT fine
When a child cries, everything is not fine. Here's an alternative of what to say in those moments.
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Montessori express: ask instead of correcting
A simple question that helps you stop correcting your children all the time.
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Montessori express: describe instead of criticising
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Montessori Peace table
A corner in the house where siblings can meet and solve conflicts using their words instead of their hands.
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Those "good job" that erode our children's confidence
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Using fear and threats to control children is never right!
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"Stop crying!" doesn't work
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Explaining how the brain works helps children control their emotions
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What children need
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Kids simply don’t need (many?) toys
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Are all the NOs you say to your kids necessary?
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Teaching your kids to tidy up is not *that* hard
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Why do we keep asking “What colour is this?” and other questions to test our child? by Simone Davis
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Difference between imagination and fantasy in Montessori
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Expressing ourselves in a positive way to improve communication
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Positive discipline Montessori-style
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How Montessori can help us be better parents
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Limits and consequences in Montessori
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How to set up an activity Montessori-style, also for babies  

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