Laguna Niguel Montessori Center – Upcoming Events 2012

Being a stay at home mom in Seattle has its ups and downs. There are days when I wonder if I made the right choice when I decided to stay at home with my children. When I have a bad day, I think about the reasons why I became a stay at home mom.

We are proud to announce our new Hot Lunch program! Lunches will be provided by “Lunch 2 you” starting in September. They provide balanced, fresh and organic choices that your child will really enjoy eating. Their food is never fried, contains no trans fats and is completely hormone free. All entrees include at least one fresh vegetable or fruit. Their food has already been taste tested by our kids and they loved them!

Everything I teach in my parenting program and all that I feature on my television show is dedicated to increasing the peacefulness in families and classrooms. If we hope to have less war and conflict in the future, and more love and compassion for one another, then it’s up to us to cultivate that in our children who will be responsible for carrying out the plan. Here are 10 things any parent or guardian can begin doing immediately to raise more peaceful children.

Pro: I can discipline my children. A mother I know told me she regrets not spending enough time with her children because the people who take care of her children do not discipline her children as she hopes. While this scenario is not always the case, being with my children gives me the opportunity to teach my children values that will (I hope) help them succeed.

KB: I’m a lot of things. I’m an MC. I’m a teacher. I’m a brother. I’m a son. Hopefully I’m a leader. I’m ambitious. I feel like I am “now” most importantly.

This past September 21st I took my television program film crew with me to a Best Montessori Preschool located deep in the middle of the Berkshires of Massachusetts. Meagan Ledendecker, the school’s director of education, asked each of the classes to create a project that would represent their own celebration of world peace. I thought this was an awesome day at the school and featured Meagan and some of the school projects on my television show.

Observe the children’s interactions with each other. Watch for examples of grace and courtesy. Look for their comfort level as they interact with each other and with their teacher. Watch how they handle disagreements. Look for a mix of children working independently and in small groups.

Then she puts them in the toaster by herself and spreads on the Nutella. Occasionally she lets me help her with spreading the chocolate on the waffle. If all goes as planned, with the requirements described above, it’s a good morning and everyone is happy.

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