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I Am THAT PARENT

Marina Sbrochi | Posted 06.03.2014 | Parents
Marina Sbrochi

I've breastfed and I've formula fed and I double dog dare you to be correct when you tell me which child is which.

Lesbian Moms Say Son Was Rejected By School Because They're Gay, But Then Welcomed To Apply

Posted 03.28.2014 | Gay Voices

A Texas couple claims their son was turned away from a local Montessori school because they are lesbians. Tracy Keller and her wife Dawn told WFAA ...

Sue Doyle, Irish Racehorse Trainer. A Forward-Thinking Individual of the Ages

Molly Alexander Darden | Posted 05.03.2014 | Sports
Molly Alexander Darden

In Kildare, Ireland, St. Brigid's Cathedral was packed on that lovely sunny 9th of June, 2011 when horse racing's close-knit community came to pay respects to retired trainer, Sue Doyle on the Curragh in Co. Kildare.

Jacqueline Howard

WATCH: Kids Sound Off On Spooky Science

HuffingtonPost.com | Jacqueline Howard | Posted 10.08.2014 | Science

Children say the darndest things -- even about science. But if you listen closely, sometimes their words are wise. That was certainly the case when I ...

Happy Mother's Day From The Annoying Moms Club!

Christina Pesoli | Posted 07.07.2013 | Parents
Christina Pesoli

I look forward to the day when I am not so annoying to Hannah anymore -- either because I earn my cool card back or because she herself ends up in the Annoying Moms Club thanks to the actions of her own children. But until then, I'll enjoy the company of all the other moms who are members.

The Touch-Screen Generation, Digital Natives, Your Kids!

Leslie Hendry | Posted 06.03.2013 | Parents
Leslie Hendry

Just three years old, tablets, and the iPad in particular, have turned out to be phenomenal tools for the under-six set. At no other time have parents had a sophisticated and user-friendly product that demonstrates kids' innate logic and abilities.

Should We Stay or Should We Go? Raising a Baby in the Big City

Monica Wyche | Posted 05.27.2013 | Parents
Monica Wyche

We want him to ice skate in Central Park, to go to the Bronx Zoo and to see a Picasso anytime he wants. We want him to go to a Bar Mitzvah and a quinceañera and eat dim sum in Chinatown. We want him to decide for himself whether he's a Mets or Yankees fan.

Out With Plastic, In With Porcelain: Why I Replaced the Kids' Dishes

Charity Curley Mathews | Posted 05.21.2013 | Parents
Charity Curley Mathews

As a mom who blogs about cooking for kids, there are two things that I keep reading about: an inspiring Montessori approach to eating, and weird news stories about BPA. That's why I decided to pack up the plastic dishes this week. The new ones are glass (gulp), porcelain (double gulp) and metal (actually, no gulp).

Back to the Future

John McWhorter | Posted 02.27.2013 | TED Weekends
John McWhorter

2013-02-27-tedprizepullProbably most children on earth grow up using a dialect or even a language at home different from the one textbooks are written in. In practice, this means that students are expected to learn in a context where they are also taught to avoid using the speech they find most natural.

'Creating Innovators'

Tony Wagner | Posted 07.17.2012 | College
Tony Wagner

In more than one hundred and fifty interviews for this book -- lengthy conversations with scores of innovators and their parents, teachers, and mentors -- passion was the most frequently recurring word.

The Right Way to Train Attention

Laura Flores Shaw | Posted 04.24.2012 | Education
Laura Flores Shaw

Montessori environments are doing more than merely training attention. Flow in a Montessori classroom fosters a love of learning, something computerized attention training games can't do.

Maybe Private School Is Cheaper Than Ritalin

Holly Robinson | Posted 04.01.2012 | Education
Holly Robinson

Your child needs to be learning in a place that will support his strengths rather than view him as a problem. For children who are bright or anxious, active or inattentive, simply changing how and where they learn can make all the difference.

In These Halls

Brandy Ferner | Posted 03.28.2012 | Parents
Brandy Ferner

I do realize that just as these halls have the possibility of dimming my son's light, they also have the possibility -- and actually the intention of -- brightening my son's light and of giving him confidence, coping skills and pleasant memories.

Montessori: The Missing Voice in the Education Reform Debate

Laura Flores Shaw | Posted 03.28.2012 | Education
Laura Flores Shaw

Education reformers these days cast their nets far and wide to try to find a solution to the current malaise in our schools. They look to Finland, or to digital learning models. Why is Montessori ignored?

How Much Homework Is Too Much?

Holly Robinson | Posted 01.03.2012 | Education
Holly Robinson

Why are we still letting homework bleed into evenings, so that there's never time for a game of cards, never mind chess? Why do our weekends have to be spent figuring out physics vectors instead of hiking in the White Mountains?

Why Children Don't Learn In Preschool

Lisa Belkin | Posted 02.01.2012 | Parents
Lisa Belkin

Experts know, with great certainty, the best way for children to learn. And the trend, nationwide, is away from doing those things.

Montessori School In Englewood? CPS Will Consider It

Chicago Breaking News | Noreen S. Ahmed | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

A charter for a proposed elementary school in Englewood will be considered Wednesday by the Chicago Public Schools board. The Montessori School of ...

Now That School Is Out, What Did They Really Learn?

Holly Robinson | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Holly Robinson

His new Montessori school gave Aidan the confidence to be creative and joyful, to ask questions and seek the answers himself.

Educating for Democracy: How Children Learn

Joel Shatzky | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Joel Shatzky

A few weeks ago I was at a conference on early childhood education at CCNY titled: "In Defense of Childhood: Play and Active Learning in Urban Schools...

A Peek at Chicago's 'Hidden Rich' (Warning: Mature Content Matter)

David Murray | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
David Murray

They used to lament "the hidden poor" in this country. I think the bigger blind spot these days is "the hidden rich."