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14 – 24 months …………………..

Week 1  - Intro to Montessori and Environment

Montessori 101 by Tim Seldin

Montessori Myths

The Prepared Environment – Developing Insight into What it’s Like to be So Small

Birth to Three – A Superior Environment

Help me do it myself!

Virginia Varga’s Parenting tips based on the Montessori philosophy

Week 2  - Promoting Independence

Age 1-3 – Family Life: Care of Self, Others and the Environment

Five Reasons to Stop Saying “Good Job!”

Independence and Self-Motivation

Ten Ways to Deal with A Clingy Child

Translating Practical Life into Real Life

Week 3  - Importance of Order & Routine

Sensitive Periods

Toddler Readiness – The Beauty of Waiting

The Positive Psychology of Childhood

The Importance of Order for the Young Child


Week 4  - Redirection & Discipline

Spontaneous Self-Discipline

Three Ways to Change Behavior

A Toddler’s Need for Boundaries – No Walk in the Park

A Toddler’s Point of View

Avoiding Transition-Time Tears

Parenting Your Strong-Willed Child

Parent Do-Overs – 7 Confidence Building Responses

Changing Negatives to Positive

Rephrasing When Redirecting Toddlers

Redirecting Children: An Avoidance Sheet

When Does Discipline Begin?

Week 5  - Work vs Play and Selecting Toys

Age 1-3 Years – Toys

Selecting Toys fo Toddlers

Beyond a Work vs Play Attitude

What Infants, Toddlers and Preschoolers Learn from Play: 12 Ideas

Week 6  - Sleep Issues

Crib to Toddler Bed: Easing the Transition

Helping Your Toddler Learn to Put Himself to Sleep

Toddler Naps Aid Emotional Control

A Child’s Nap is More Complicated than it Looks

Sleep Issues with Toddlers

Week 7  - Toddler Diet, Food & Snack Suggestions

Age 1-3 Years – Family Life: Food

Feeding Your Toddler

Healthy Food, Healthy Toddlers – Supporting Toddler Independence

Healthy Food, Healthy Toddlers – Developing the Senses Through Food Experiences

Week 8  - Toileting Readiness

10 Signs Your Toddler is Ready for Potty Training

9 Ways to Get Your Toddler Ready for Potty Training

Toilet Training Before Age 3 has Benefits

Potty Learning – Learning to Let Go

Easy Potty Learning for Toddlers

When is My Child Ready for Toilet Learning?

In The Toilet

Week 9  - Preparing for School, Separation and Social Skills

Start Up Anxieties

Leave Taking Process

Easing Separation and the Transition from Home to School

You’ll Be Sorry – Children and Apologies

Social Intelligence for Toddlers

Hi, Bye and Thank You

Week 10 – Parent choice of topic

Other Tim Seldin articles:

Children Little Scientists

Learning to Observe

Learning to Pour

Work and Play

Other articles:

When Children ‘Can’t Do It’ (And How To Help)