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Help and Salvation

When Dr. Montessori spoke of "following the child", I often wonder if she was talking about following their development or following their example...

In the elementary community of thirty 6-12 year-olds where I spend my days, four boys ages 9 to 11 decided to set a new world record for the longest crochet chain. They launched daily crocheting sessions while taking turns reading aloud from "The Odyssey". After a week, they decided to measure their progress. The strategy they came up with was to...

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Communication for Peace

So many struggles with our children stem from conflicting goals: you need to go grocery shopping and they want to stay home; you need them to sit down for dinnerand they want to keep playing. Imagine if there could be a way of communicating with your child that allowed you to achieve your goals while respecting their priorities. Well, there is.

The practice of Nonviolent Communication recently came into my life. NVC is a way of expressing"what we are observing, what emotions we are feeling,...

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