Little boy completing wooden puzzle at a desk

Understanding Self-Discipline

By Maren Schmidt, Author of Understanding Montessori

It has been said that the only true discipline is self-discipline. With self-discipline we take ownership of our own behavior. We take responsibility for our lives.

Children eating cookie dough from a bowl

Mistakes as Opportunities to Learn

By Maren Schmidt, Author of Understanding Montessori

Warm summer days remind me of my first cooking experiences.

The summer I was six I longed to make cookies. The neighbor girl had an Easybake oven, and we made unsatisfying miniscule cakes from baby boxes. I yearned to cook real food from a recipe.

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