NAMC is happy to welcome a guest writer for this edition of our blog. Ashley Taylor is a freelance writer, photographer, and advocate for people with disabilities. She created DisabledParents.org to provide information and resources to other parents with disabilities. When she isn’t working, she enjoys spending time with her husband and two children.
Congratulations! You are having a baby. It’s exciting and wonderful — and a little bit scary, too. Don’t worry, because every new parent feels that way. The fact is, at least 4 million Americans with disabilities are raising children (Through the Looking Glass). Whether your disability is visible or invisible, it is going to impact your parenting, and you are going to have questions and concerns — but put your fears to rest, because you will be an excellent parent no matter your circumstances.
In our previous blog, we discussed the importance of having consistent, predictable rules and limits in order for children to feel safe an...
To let the child do as he likes when he has not yet developed any power of control is to betray the idea of freedom. —Maria Montessori The...
“… the first thing his education demands is the provision of an environment in which he can develop the powers given him by nature. This ...
When I was a boy and I would see scary things in the news, my mother would say to me, ‘Look for the helpers. You will always find people wh...
Preventing conflicts is the work of politics: establishing peace is the work of education. —Maria Montessori Education and Peace, p. 24....
We have all been there. All of a sudden, the noise level in the classroom gets so loud, you wonder how anyone can possibly concentrate. N...
Education, therefore, of little ones is important, especially from three to six years of age, because this is the embryonic period for the ...
In the second plane, the children complete the foundation of their social selves. Through their reasoning minds and powers of imagination,...
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