Where can I find out more information about Montessori?
The links below will provide more information on the Montessori philosophy.
Below is a list of recommended books regarding Montessori information as well as family and parenting issues.
- Becoming the Parent You Want to Be – Laura Davis and Janis Keyser
A wonderful reference to help parents cope with the many challenges of parenting.
- Familyhood – Lee Salk
A very sensible, general book on parenting. The author is understanding of working parents and has common-sense advice for parents of babies through adolescence.
- Eating, Sleeping and Getting Up: How to stop the Daily Battles with Your Child – Carolyn Crowder, Ph.D.
The book applies the principles of Rudolf Dreikurs (respect, logical consequences) to the three times of day that can be particularly challenging for parents.
- The Essential Conversation: What Parents and Teachers Can Learn from Each Other – Sara Lawrence-Lightfoot
Examination of the exchange that takes place between parents and teachers.
- The Child in the Family – Maria Montessori
In this book Maria Montessori talks a bit about her method, her emphasis on development, and the importance of the child’s environment.
- Toilet Training Without Tears – Charles Schaefer and Theresa Digeronimo
This small yet concise paperback covers the three basic types of toilet training: the rapid approach, infant potty training, and the readiness approach.
- Speaking of Boys: Answers to the Most-Asked Questions about Raising Sons – Michael Thompson
This book covers hot-button topics such as peer pressure, ADHD, and body image as well as traditional issues such as friendship, divorce, and college and career development.