Parent Education

  • 03.04.21

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    Grace and Courtesy

    If you’ve spent any time around a Montessori classroom, you’ve probably heard the phrase “Grace and Courtesy.” You may be wondering why we go out of our way to identify it as something special. Simply put, grace and courtesy is all about helping children to understand polite social norms. This one-pager from Montessori Thrive explains how they learn and practice these behaviors through lessons and modeling.

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    Bethany Prescott, M.A. I am a trained therapist, mother of three (ages 16, 10, and 7), and was previously a Montessori toddler guide for 8 years. I have the privilege of fusing all three of my areas of experience into a private practice in which I support parents and teachers to lovingly guide and deeply connect with the children they share their lives with. All of my work is approached while honoring the importance of personal balance and a [...]

“I once asked my son, Harrison, to name the best thing he learned from his two years at Parkside. Without hesitation, he said, 'Parkside taught me how to love.' ”
Richard Cole