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Check out these Montessori Parenting Articles from Montessori Services.

Pack a Child’s Lunch Montessori Style

by J.A. Beydler for Montessori Services, 2010

“The essence of independence is to be able to do something for one’s self.”
—Maria Montessori, The Absorbent Mind

Please! Thank you! You’re welcome! Excuse me! May I join you?

by Joyce Beydler (with Pam Personette, M.Ed., AMS) for Montessori Services, 2010

“…we must begin our work by preparing the child for the forms of social life, and we must attract his attention to these forms.” —Dr. Maria Montessori, page 121, The Montessori Method


Praise and Punishment: Rethinking some popular parenting strategies

by Jane M. Jacobs, M.A., Montessori Educational Consultant at Montessori Services, 2015

“No one who has ever done anything really great or successful has ever done it simply because he was attracted by what we call a ‘reward’ or by the fear of what we call a ‘punishment.'” —Maria Montessori, The Discovery of the Child

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