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…”

Reading Material

Lower Elementary, by Cab Yau, January 24, 2019,

Books are a fantastic way to introduce concepts, build understanding and foster attitudes. Building off of last week’s ACTivist presentation on civil rights, below please find some suggested books that may help spark conversation and dialogue with your children. Jazz Age Josephine Written by Jonah Winter Illustrated by Marjorie Priceman The story of St. Louis … Continue reading “Reading Material”

Happy New Year!

Community, 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!”