Practical Parenting

Toddler Water Activities

I’m so excited to be featured on the amazing www.howwemontessori.com blog! “Today we have Rochelle from I Can Do It Montessori presenting some toddler water activities. Rochelle is an experienced Montessori guide. I love taking a peek into her classroom. These are more than play activities they are valuable, practical…

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…

Top 10 Tips for a Happy Home

Do you ever wonder how to get your child to listen to you, do what they’re asked and still retain their natural spontaneity and inquisitive nature?  Would you like them to confide in you, respect your family boundaries and make good choices throughout their life? These 10 tips will help…

Save Your Sanity! Make Time for Self-Care

Do you make time for yourself every day? Is there a quiet time before your children are awake or after they are asleep – time without mobiles, TV or other distractions? Do you dedicate 5-30 minutes to putting yourself first, just for a short while? Parenting is a constant challenge…

Breaking free from broken nights

Do you often wonder if your child will ever sleep through a whole night? The allure of a whole night of unbroken sleep is too much for many families. It seems so unrealistic that it’s almost not worth contemplating for fear of continual disappointment. There are so many methods out…