Help your child learn strong communication skills, keep a positive mindset, think critically about the world,
and be inquisitive, creative, determined, and kind. 


RIE Parenting Basics (9 Ways to Put Respect into Action)- Janet Lansbury

‘Gentle parenting’ explainer: no rewards, no punishments, no misbehaving kids- The Conversation

How Not to Talk to Your Kids- Po Bronson

How to Offer Your Elementary Children as Little Help as They Really Need

Five Reasons to Stop Saying "Good Job!"- Alfie Kohn

Montessori Views on Infant and Toddler Behavior: A Parent and Caregiver's Role- North American Montessori Center

Why Some Kids Try Harder and Some Kids Give Up-Tracy Cutchlow

The Rules We Create When We Lack Emotional Intelligence- Growing Leaders

Critical thinking in children: Are we teaching our kids to be dumb?- Gwen Dewar, Ph.D.

Montessori in the Home: Conflict Resolution- Carrots are Orange


Video: The Sweet Spot Between Strict and Permissive Parenting- AHA Parenting and Dr. Laura Markham

Video: Every Parent's Number One Responsibility- AHA Parenting and Dr. Laura Markham

Video: Five Words to Change "I Can't to I'm Capable" (plus a video!) 

TED Talk: Carol Dweck The Power of Believing You Can Improve


Counter-intuitive lessons on Non-Conformity from The Unmistakable Creative



Catchphrase PDF

Needs Inventory PDF 

Feelings Inventory PDF


These websites have a wealth of information about mindful parenting and all the skills we are discussing.  Many of these sites also offer information about setting up your home, developing habits, creating routines, and finding support.  

Resources for Infant Educarers: Books, courses, and support for parents with children under age 2.

Positive Discipline: Excellent step-by-step resources, classes, and programs for parents

Family Resource Collection from the American Montessori Society

Aid to Life: Montessori at Home for children under age 3

How We Montessori:  A mom blog detailing her journey with Montessori at Home, birth to elem.  

Mindful Magazine: A collection of articles about mindful practices, including resources for parents. 

AHA! Parenting Huge resource of peaceful parenting advice and answers from birth to 18 yrs. 

Berkeley Well-Being Institute A quiz and resources to help identify your inner voice, attitude, and beliefs 


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