Category: Tween Chronicals
Oh Sh*t. When Our Kids Start Learning “Those” Words.
We have hit new chapter in child-rearing. E is 9. When you are 9 and go to school on a bus or tram you find yourself surrounded by full-fledged teenagers. And those teenagers tend to let some curse words fly. It makes me cringe every time I hear a high schooler drop some “colorful metaphors”…
Using Montessori at Home
Before moving to Switzerland I was the administrative head at Rock Creek Montessori, a Montessori pre-school and kindergarten outside of Washington, DC in Maryland. There is a toddler room for children 18 months through 3 years and a primary room for children ages 3 though kindergarten. (Check out their website, www.RockCreekMontessori.com) Both of my children…
And while we are talking about “parenting risks” (from my articles Failure as an Option and Free Range Parenting) let me tell you a little story about letting your child take a BIG risk that, in hindsight, makes my parents my heroes. When I graduated from college I had a smooth and easy path laid…