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Where can I find out more information about Montessori?

The links below will provide more information on the Montessori philosophy.

American Montessori Society
Montessori Connections
Montessori Centre International
Montessori Online

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.