According to statistics reported by StopBullying.gov, between one in four and one in three students will face bullying at school this year. As a parent, this is a statistic that I do not want my child to be a part of—from either side of the fence. And as a Montessori school administrator, this is a topic that I navigate with families at least once every year. I believe that this statistic can change if we focus on empathy and community.
Our daughter is almost 5 and has attended Montess...Posted on January 22, 2020 at 1:56 PM
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Does going to a restaurant with kids fill you with apprehension? Do you cross your fingers and hope for the best, or do you load up on digital toys and promise yourself it will be different next time?
We’ve had some wonderful meals out…and ones we’d prefer to block from memory. But we like eating out too much to dispense with this pastime—children and all. Here's how we've helped our kids develop the patience and manners to make a meal out more enj...Posted on January 14, 2020 at 12:52 PM
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GEMS World Academy Chicago leverages the International Baccalaureate framework to inspire students to learn locally and think globally, using the entire city of Chicago as an extension of the classroom. Our outstanding, experienced core faculty all hold graduate degrees, and our program is housed in some of the city’s most inspired, cutting-edge learning facilities.
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In this digital day and age, technology impacts everything we do, affecting the way we live, travel, work and communicate with one another. Kids are growing up with smartphones and tablets at their fingertips. Businesses must adapt or die, keeping atop of emerging technologies while also creating new technologies that drive growth and innovation.
Every single industry has already been disrupted by technology, and the rate of change from here i...Posted on January 13, 2020 at 12:39 PM
Just like babies, the idea of “sleep training” is something of a mystery. Depending on whose advice you’re following, there are conflicting rules. Even among experts, there are different methodologies. And given any methodology, there’s probably going to be a whole lot of trial and error to get it right. But above it all, there is the promise of sleep — beautiful, precious, sleep — for baby and you. To help those of you who are especially sleep-deprived, we consulted with some experts to ...Posted on January 09, 2020 at 8:47 AM
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At Resurrection Preschool, our philosophy is simple: as educators, we help each child gain a positive self-concept, a sense of competency, and a love of learning. Our classroom activities focus on the “whole child,” including each child’s social, language, cognitive, emotional, and physical development. We also place emphasis on balancing child-selected activities with teacher-directed activities.
Started in 1970 by Resurrection Luthera...Posted on January 07, 2020 at 7:00 AM
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At Stepping Stones, our philosophy embraces 3 pillars of education.
Child-Led Learning - We find that children thrive not only through what we teach them but through what they discover on their own. The result is eager and engaged children that are excited about what they are learning as they explore and accomplish things their way.
Ample Time Outdoors - Connecting children to the magic of nature builds the foundation for a lifelong appreciation...Posted on December 31, 2019 at 7:00 AM
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As parents, you want your child to be prepared for the future and have all the opportunities in the world. But what will the future look like? What skills will our children need to compete and connect?
Intercultural’s child-centered Montessori approach and dual-language education are the winning combination for whatever the future holds. Our students are curious, independent learners. They are bilingual and biliterate...Posted on December 17, 2019 at 7:00 AM
We sure know how to bundle up in the Midwest. We don’t let winter stop us from living life and enjoying the parks, zoos and fun outdoor activities. But it’s a lot of work to get all that winter gear on, and then there's that “no coats in car seats” rule. Madness! As a child passenger safety instructor at Lurie Children's Hospital (and a mom), I have some practical tips on how you can buckle in your kids safely and quickly during our never-ending winters.
Why can’t my kid wear a coat in...Posted on December 10, 2019 at 10:52 AM
Having a moment to blissfully enjoy your coffee in the morning? Mmmmmaaaaybe it's possible if you follow these working mom hacks.
Coffee alone won't cut it. Parents who work full time need a plan to get out of the house on time in the morning with everyone fed, dressed and backpacks packed—without tears. (No one would blame you if you have a little cry on the way to work, btw.)
How do seasoned working moms make it all happen? We asked our members their top tricks and tips for keep...Posted on December 04, 2019 at 12:59 PM