My new online Montessori Positive Parenting Course is now available!
I want to share my knowledge and experience from the past 25 years of nannying, teaching and home parenting support with even more families, worldwide. There are 7 modules with a huge variety of tips, techniques, child development information and simple, fun activities:
Solid Foundations – Positive Activities – Empowering Limits – Solutions for Common Challenges – Compassionate Communication – Behavioural Insights – Montessori Principles.
Solid Foundations: Prepare the environment – Is your home set up for safe exploration – A place for everything and everything in its place – Create manageable routines – Do as I say AND as I do –Re-thinking consequences, rewards and punishments – Prepare expectations and for any eventuality – Are you helping or hindering? – Wait! Avoid interrupting when they are focused on an activity (flow) – Allow plenty of time – Pick your battles – Divide and conquer! – Make time for 121 play each day – The importance of gratitude – Self care and asking for help
Positive Activities: Basic plan of activities: passive and active ideas – Limit screen time: what to do instead! – Response games – Positive physical connection: channelling natural energy – Vocabulary enrichment activities – The 3 Period Lesson: a language learning essential – Social role-plays (grace and courtesy) – Easy practical life ideas – Water-based purposeful practical life ideas – Encouraging confidence and independence
Empowering Limits: Believe in yourself – Body language and assertiveness skills – Say how you feel and what you want to happen next – What stories are you telling yourself – Avoiding self-sabotage – Acknowledge anger without losing control – Would you say this to your best friend – Do your words and actions match
Solutions for Common Challenges: Setting family rules and tips for independence in self care – Brushing teeth, washing hair, cutting nails – Mealtimes – Eating out – Playdates, visiting others, and playground tips – Travelling safely – Getting to nursery or school on time – Homework and homeschooling – Shopping trips – Biting – Bedtime
Compassionate Communication: Be clear and consistent – Communication is key – Think joy! Self-care for everyone – Be friendly with mistakes – Five Fantastic Phrases – Give specific praise – Say yes as much as possible – How to stay calm under pressure – Redirection – You can! – Limits, empathy, choices and amends – Offer choices, allow reasonable compromises and stay connected
Behavioural Insights: Triggers, emotions & the 5 As – What kind of personality does your child have? – Negative behaviour is a call for help, and choices – What are tantrums for? – Why is this happening? 6 steps to deal with tantrums – Don’t take it personally – Complete the circle!!
Montessori Principles: Have faith in your child’s natural development – Developing Basic Trust – Vital developmental stages – Fundamental Montessori principles: 4 Planes & Absorbent Mind – Fundamental Montessori principles: Sensitive Periods & Tendencies – The importance of practical life skills
I originally set up I Can Do It Montessori in 2010 to provide Montessori parent and toddler groups to families in Enfield, UK. Over the next few years this grew to included tutoring, parenting workshops, family mentoring and 121 parenting support for hundreds of families.
I’ve created this course to celebrate achieving 10 years of my business, I Can Do It Montessori! This online course will help you enhance your parenting skills and have a calm, happy home! In exchange, please donate whichever option you can comfortably afford.
The course is aimed at parents and carers, nannies and teachers from all backgrounds. If you would like to send it as a gift to another family, simply email me their details and I’ll happy to send it over to them.
All the PDF files are included straight away when you purchase this course so you can work through it at your own pace. You’ll be free to access it whenever you have a few minutes spare. There are brief questions at the end of each lesson to help you reflect and apply what you learn to your own circumstances so you can make immediate changes.
Once you’ve signed up, the entire course will be emailed to you and you’ll receive a weekly message to help you stay on track and reflect on your progress.
This really has been a labour of love. It’s taken me 3 years on and off to finalise the content, working on weekends in between my regular teaching or nannying commitments, and all the parenting support I also provide. I will also add audio files to complement the PDFs later this year.
You can purchase this course easily by clicking on the PayPal link and choosing a donation amount. There are options so every family will be able to benefit from the course. Subsidised: £30, Standard: £60 or Abundant £90.
You are welcome to pay whichever option you can comfortably afford. More substantial donations will also contribute to me offering lower-income families opportunities to access this support as well. If you cannot afford to pay anything, please contact me and I’ll be happy to allocate donated funds to help you access the course.
The entire course will be sent to you as soon as I receive your email address and have internet access. Please allow up to 12 hours to receive the emails.
Click on the images below to view sample lessons from each module and feel free to contact me with any questions 🙂