Your Child is Crying About Everything. Now What?

We expect our babies to cry, but when our toddlers or older children learn how to talk, we assume those days are over. In fact, while it feels completely unreasonable and frustrating to you, your child might be crying for a variety of reasons that are completely valid for someone so young.

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Aubrey Hargis
How to Give Your Toddler a Montessori Lesson

Montessori "lessons" look shockingly different for toddlers than they do for preschool-aged children. The more complicated and rigid your lesson, the more likely your toddler is to run away, shout "No!", make a huge mess, or to just outright do the opposite of what you had intended for her to do! Here’s what to do instead.

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Aubrey Hargis
Stress-busting Tips for Tired, Cranky Parents

When parenting a baby or toddler, sometimes it just feels too hard to send your partner or spouse a lot of extra love and attention, leading to cranky, tired behavior from both of you! Here are my tried-and-true stress-busting tips for healthy family relationships.

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Aubrey Hargis
Making the Decision to Homeschool

Is homeschooling an ideal option? As a former public and Montessori private school teacher, I didn't think so. Neither did my husband David. Both of us came from teacher-centric families in support of the public school system. This is our homeschooling story.

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Aubrey Hargis
Loving Your Child's Sparkly Personality

Some children’s big personalities sparkle when they enters any room. While having a diva-attitude isn’t all bad, wanting to be the center of attention all the time can cause a lot of problems. Here’s how to help your child tame the competition while admiring her for all that she is right now - and will be.

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Aubrey Hargis
Help, My Kid Is a Whiner!

When children whine, it can make any reasonable parent feel irritated. I'll do a deep dive into what NOT to do and then give you several Montessori-based strategies that are both gentle and effective.

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Aubrey Hargis