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" … Continue reading Oh Sh*t. When Our Kids Start Learning “Those” Words.
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, http://www.RockCreekMontessori.com) Both of my children … Continue reading Using Montessori at Home
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 … Continue reading Parenting Risk