Here's how you build true independence

Here's how you build true independence

The question I hear all the time is "How can I help my child be more independent?" Sure, you can get small tools and show her how to button her own coat, make toast, and tie her shoes. But true independence is much more than that.

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Meet Stacey Band, Montessori Guide and Parent

Meet Stacey Band, Montessori Guide and Parent

This week I met up with Stacey Band, assistant director and lead Montessori Guide at Broad Branch Children's House in Washington DC to share how she built a supportive home for her 16 month old, E.  Make sure you scroll to the bottom to see her resource recommendations for parents!

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7 life lessons I've learned from children

7 life lessons I've learned from children

We adults have much to learn.

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The Necessary Foundation for Reading and Writing

The Necessary Foundation for Reading and Writing

We don't often consider the importance of spoken language and the role it plays in learning to read and write. But the truth is, you can't write if you don't have something to say, and you can't read if you don't understand another person's spoken thoughts. Before you even consider things like the sound games, letter practice, or early readers, work on these four key conditions for a strong foundation in spoken language at home.

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How to Offer Real Choice...Even When There Isn't One.

How to Offer Real Choice...Even When There Isn't One.

Choice is essential to developing independence, avoiding power struggles, building self-confidence, and autonomy.  But it's more than merely offering the power to choose; real choice involves creating a situation where choosing is actually possible.  

Here's how it's done.

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Show. Don't Tell.

Show. Don't Tell.

Show and tell might be helpful for sharing at circle time, but when it comes to young children the show is much more important than the tell.   I bet you've already experienced the power of showing your child something, like that time your toddler said "that phrase you don't say in public" when she dropped her plate.  

Here's how you can purposefully show a skill to your young child, step by step. 

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8 common parenting mistakes that hurt your child's healthy development

8 common parenting mistakes that hurt your child's healthy development

I see these all the time. And I wish I didn't.

These are real phrases I've heard, or behaviors I witnessed. And while they may seem harmless, silly, or all too familiar, these common mistakes are actively making it harder for your child to be a self-actualized person.

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