Author Archives: katepflynn

About katepflynn

International Montessori teacher (birth to 12 years), RIE Foundations Course graduate, and Infant Development Specialist teaching Bradley Childbirth, Parent-Infant (pre-walkers), Parent-Child (walkers) and Toddlers.

Montessori Method for Moms

See what I did with the title here? A little alliteration to parallel yesterday’s post “Pikler’s Principles for Parents.” I don’t like excluding dads but poetic license is at work here. I thought after linking to the article about Pikler’s … Continue reading

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Pikler’s Principles for Parents

I wanted to repost this great summary of Emi Pikler (forerunner to RIE.org) from an education consultant in New Zealand at ParentingWorkx.co.nz. This article can be found at http://www.parentingworx.co.nz/fantastic-reading/emmi-piklers-8-guiding-principles/ Dr Emmi Pikler lived and found her life’s purpose, working with … Continue reading

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How to “Sleep Train” From Birth

I love this new blog I discovered, especially this article about newborn sleeping and how to avoid bad sleep associations you don’t want and create ones you do. http://amotherfarfromhome.com/ultimate-newborn-sleep-schedule-week-by-week/ And if you think sleep “training” from birth is inappropriate, read … Continue reading

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Guest Author

I’ve invited a guest author to, perhaps, help me increase the post frequency here a bit. She’s new Mom Celeste Faulman and she had baby Luca in August and has been providing respectful care with free movement ever since! Here … Continue reading

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3 Ways New Parents Can Slay the Sleep Monster

I believe the most important role of a parents is to keep their child healthy and safe. We are their Health and Safety Czars!! The two best ways to ensure good health for your child is to provide healthy nutrition … Continue reading

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10 Beliefs That May Change Your Parenting

Added together, I have spent more than two straight years in Montessori training (0-12 plus Catechesis of the Good Shepherd). I am trained to be a Bradley Childbirth instructed and I completed the RIE Foudations Course in Los Angeles. I … Continue reading

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How to “Open the Door Slowly”

We have a saying in 0-3 Montessori called “open the door slowly.” This refers to allowing a child to slowly acclimate according to his developing sensory system. First a child develops a nursing relationship with his mother first (which Dad … Continue reading

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