Category Archives: R.I.E.

MontessoRIE Parent-Infant Classes

We explore respectful parenting the Montessori/Pikler/RIE way in this class for babies and their parent(s). Continue reading

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Do You See What I See?

One of the biggest mistakes parents make is not leaving children alone to develop naturally.  We prop them, carry them, support them and try to hurry them along to the next stage of development when, ideally, all movement should begin … Continue reading

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Six Ways Montessori & RIE Agree; Two Ways They Differ

My experience with children dates back to the 1960s and, growing up in my neighborhood, most people did things the same way. There was a general wisdom that seemed to permeate where all children slept from 9-11 a.m. and 1-3 … Continue reading

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Why I’m a Lurker

Montessori theory and curriculum make perfect sense to me and always have. RIE’s deep and abiding respect for children leading to a hands-off approach from adults is revolutionary. Waldorf’s gentle approach and spiritual and artistic components speak profoundly to me. … Continue reading

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New Parent-Infant and Parent-Child Classes

I have two sessions scheduled through February. Parent-Child (walkers): Six Fridays 11:30 to 12:30 p.m.                                                 January 6, … Continue reading

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See it Yourself: Free Movement in Action

These are two videos I always come back to in order to show parents what results when you give children free movement, agency, and a chance to build a strong body/mind connection.

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MontessoRIE Essentials

I commissioned SEVEN new pieces of furniture for my parent-infant class and, boy, was I nervous! The woodworker I’ve been working with for quite a while is getting on in years and it was time to give him a break … Continue reading

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