26 episodi

Within every child, there is a hidden potential waiting to be revealed. We intuitively know this as parents, and yet our hearts ache because raising these precious creatures is so hard.

Enter: Montessori. By observing and focusing on our child's secret developmental nature and using a gentle, compassionate discipline approach, we can make both of our lives a whole lot easier!

Join Aubrey, a Montessorian and mom of two, in a discussion about parenting, homeschooling, and the magic of childhood.

Child of the Redwoods: Montessori Parenting Aubrey Hargis

    • Educazione dei figli

Within every child, there is a hidden potential waiting to be revealed. We intuitively know this as parents, and yet our hearts ache because raising these precious creatures is so hard.

Enter: Montessori. By observing and focusing on our child's secret developmental nature and using a gentle, compassionate discipline approach, we can make both of our lives a whole lot easier!

Join Aubrey, a Montessorian and mom of two, in a discussion about parenting, homeschooling, and the magic of childhood.

    Nose Picking, Window Licking, and Other Gross Stuff Kids Do

    Nose Picking, Window Licking, and Other Gross Stuff Kids Do

    Kids do gross things, right? You know what I'm talking about. Nose picking, window licking, dirt eating, poop smearing...ughhhh.

    Ever wondered...Is there a Montessori solution to these yucky issues? 

    You bet there is! Dive in as we talk about some of my favorites (least favorites?) because I'm giggling like crazy but I'm digging into not only why it happens but WHAT you can do about it from the Montessori perspective. 

    • 39 min
    You Are 100 Percent Capable of Educating Your Own Child

    You Are 100 Percent Capable of Educating Your Own Child

    Of COURSE you are capable! But if you're feeling the doubts, you can do something about it. Let me show you how. 

    Education is a journey we take with our children; that's my motto! This is how I put it into practice as a homeschooler: by re-evaluating my beliefs around my abilities. If self doubt creeps in for you, too, I have some tips for you! 

    • 31 min
    Choosing That Perfect Montessori School

    Choosing That Perfect Montessori School

    You're ready to investigate what Montessori program will be the best one for your family, but it all feels so stressful.

    Should you homeschool instead? Or is there a perfect Montessori school out there for your child?

    Dive in as I outline 5 core values that REAL DEAL Montessori environments will have -- so you can determine which ones are duds and which ones are likely to be excellent choices.

    • 57 min
    Bet You Didn't Know You Were a Homeschooler

    Bet You Didn't Know You Were a Homeschooler

    Don't feel like homeschooling is for you? Hey, you know what's right for your family...but let's chat.

    When we clearly define what a quality education for human children encompasses, our understanding of what "school" is actually for begins to shift.

    Suddenly, the hours between 7am and 3pm seem like only part of the equation. 

    In this episode, I explore the concept of school from my background as a Montessori guide, public school teacher, and parent. 

    • 33 min
    Homeschooling is the Perfect Kind of Montessori Magic

    Homeschooling is the Perfect Kind of Montessori Magic

    Maria Montessori knew a LOT about education, but unfortunately, she wasn't sure that parents were willing and able to do what it takes to offer their children a prepared environment that fosters independence and resilience. 

    Well, guess what, Maria. We ARE! Using Montessori methods at home with our own chilldren is not only possible -- it's downright *magical*. 

    In fact, homeschooling offers unique benefits that modern homeschoolers are well aware of.

    • 48 min
    A Magical Childhood

    A Magical Childhood

    "You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means." - The Princess Bride 

    It's true: there are many meanings to the word "magical" and when combined with "childhood", I see a lot of parents misinterpreting this common phrase. 

    Take a deep Montessori dive with me into the real magic that exists inside our little ones and how we can best tap into those innate abilities. 

    • 36 min

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