positive discipline

How to understand your child better

Do you want to understand your child better, to find out why they behave as they do and how you can respond better to them? I’ve written this post to help you gain a clearer understanding of what’s going on in your child’s mind, using Maria Montessori’s theories and observations.…

Brushing Teeth, Nappy Changes & Avoiding Power Struggles

I found a fantastic post by Dr. Therese O’Sullivan on Kate Russell’s RIE website the other day and thought it would be perfect to share with you all.  RIE (Resources for Infant Educarers) principles are very similar to those of Montessori – basically: respect, kindness, empathy and independence.  These can…