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!”

Forgiveness…

Parenting, by Cab Yau, November 30, 2018,

Parenting is fraught with mistakes, big and small. They are an inevitable part of the journey. When we mess up as parents, whether it’s losing our temper or dropping the ball, it can be incredibly disquieting. We need to find a way to gracefully navigate making mistakes as a parent. We shouldn’t abdicate responsibility for … Continue reading “Forgiveness…”