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Category Archives: Ask a Montessorian

My child wants to try veganism. What do you recommend?

‘Dear Ask a Montessorian, my Lower Elementary child recently shared that she wants to be a vegan like she’s seen her uncle and aunt doing.  I’m worried about her getting enough nutrition.  What would you recommend?‘  I share your concern regarding your daughter’s interest in becoming a vegan and meeting her daily nutritional requirements. It […]

Help! My child seems to be addicted to junk food.

My six-year-old daughter is addicted to sugar. From morning to night all she wants is junk food and sugary snacks. I find protein bar wrappers stuffed under her mattress. Help!!  This is the cry of many families these days – sugar, sugar, sugar. To quote Robert Lustig, author, pediatric endocrinologist, and Sugar, the Bitter Truth […]

Help! How do I introduce history and cultural topics to my students without alienating any particular groups?

Dear Ask a Montessorian: Help! How do I introduce history and cultural topics to my students without alienating any particular groups? This is a great question, and one that is commonly shared. Dealing with history and cultural topics can be challenging, and I’d like to acknowledge you for being considerate of all students to make […]