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Montessori School to offer seminar on tantrums, temper and parenting toddlers

The Northern Neck Montessori School will offer a parenting seminar from 10-11 a.m. on Saturday, April 5, said Suzanne Moughon of the Children’s House of the Northern Neck Montessori School. She and Beth Rohne, lead teacher of the school’s elementary program, have designed this get-together for parents with young children to show how the kinds of positive, freedom-with-limits approach found at the school can lead to more successful and happy child-raising. Parents and caregivers are invited to these free sessions—and free childcare also will be provided.

Moughon and Rohne will present “Tempering the Twos without Losing Your Temper,” aimed at the parents and caregivers of 18-36 month olds. “When your toddler has a temper tantrum all you want is for it to stop,” said Moughon. “But there are almost as many reasons for tantrums as there are children. While we’d like to eliminate tantrums, they may be meaningful for your child. Our seminar will focus on why tantrums occur and how to limit them, and how to make every melt-down a ‘teachable moment.’ ”

Rohne said the seminar also will focus on teaching children the independence and problem-solving life skills while learning ways of “getting behavior to change that lead your child forward. Social skills, independent thought, problem-solving, and effective language can all be developed with purposeful attention to anger, its cause, and its resolution.”

To attend this session, registration can be made at 435-3503 or .

In addition, the school will host an open house on Wednesday, May 7, from 5-7:30 p.m.This event will provide an opportunity to meet Montessori parents, tour classrooms and meet the staff while children play outside with other Montessori children. All caregivers and community members interested in learning more about what a Montessori education has to offer are invited.

posted 04.02.2014

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