Sleep Baby Sleep…

Parenting, by Cab Yau, April 13, 2019,

Spring is finally here, and we have all been delighting in the sunshine we so longed for! It feels good to finally say “Yes!” to a child asking to go outside rather than nagging them to spend some time outdoors. The trade off to this weather is, at times, sleep. Games go late at night, … Continue reading “Sleep Baby Sleep…”

Scissors!

Children's House, by Cab Yau, March 6, 2019,

Fresh new activities are invigorating. We observed this quite joyfully when scissors made their debut on the shelf in our Parent-Child class. “Open. Close.” Joy! She was so pleased at her newfound skill! As with any new skill, the environment is set up for the child’s success. The scissors really cut. The paper is stiff … Continue reading “Scissors!”

On Love and Independence…

Parenting, by Cab Yau, February 27, 2019,

“Joy, feeling one’s own value, being appreciated and loved by others, feeling useful and capable of production are all factors of enormous value for the human soul.”  Dr. Montessori In parenting, love and independence are often placed in juxtaposition as though they are separate and perhaps rivaling entities. But they are not at odds with … Continue reading “On Love and Independence…”

Happy New Year!

Parenting, by Cab Yau, January 8, 2019,

Welcome back! We are delighted to welcome new families into our community as we gear up for a glorious spring semester at Villa di Maria! The new year is often a time when folks embrace change and take ownership of different parts of their lives or routines. While these changes and shifts can happen at … Continue reading “Happy New Year!”