Hello reader! I am writing this blog post as an on-call staff member at the Portland Montessori School. Recently at the school, a few staff members have formed a Diversity and Inclusion Committee. The purpose of the Diversity and Inclusion Committee is to celebrate the diversity that exists not only within our school, but also […]
By Dr. Becky Bailey In its simplest terms, saying “no” and being heard is called “assertiveness.” It is a key skill that both adults and children must cultivate in order to develop healthy relationships. Assertive commands focus on what you want to have happen, give clear information about what to do, and are given in […]
Written by Maren Schmidt on March 25th, 2017 “Is my child going through a stage, or is something wrong?” is a question that runs through our minds, usually in the wee hours of the morning. We worry because the question addresses the art of being a parent, that is, knowing when to act and when […]
As a new parent to TPMS, while my son is thriving in his classroom, I’m still trying to figure out my role as a parent at the school. Volunteer hours are required as part of our enrollment to keep us connected as a community and to help keep the tuition rates down. I’m totally on board with that because who doesn’t like saving a little money? If that means I give some of my time, I’m happy to help. I (sometimes) have energy to give!
Kathy Masarie is a good friend of The Portland Montessori School. She has presented numerous Compassionate Communication workshops to our staff and parents. We’ve included a link to her recent review of the book The Conscious Parent by Shefali Tsabary, PhD. Enjoy! http://www.family-empower.com/downloads/z2016.12LivingandParentingConsciously.pdf