Date(s) - 04/16/2019
Join 40+ year Montessorian – and local – Sonnie McFarland for a 6-sesson Montessori Parenting Course at Watershed!
Sonnie and her late husband Jim wrote the award-winning book, Montessori Parenting: Unveiling the Authentic Self. Integrating the Montessori Method and how parents/caregivers can observe, reflect, and act towards children with understanding and confident resolve.
Cost: $200 for the full 6 sessions. Covers an individual or a couple with book included. Childcare will be provided at Watershed while parents are taking the workshop.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org to register today!
Join us on the following dates from 4pm – 6pm:
March 5, 2019
Discovering the Authentic Child
Participants will better understand the nature of the authentic child, be introduced to Dr. Maria Montessori’s discovery of how children best learn and how parents can support them in this process.
March 12, 2019
Unveiling the Authentic Child
This week’s focus will further describe the Unveiling Cycles that children go through in their natural desires to live and learn. As parents become more aware of this process, it will be much easier for them to better understand and support their children’s natural development.
April 2, 2019
Creating Nurturing Home Environments
During this workshop we will focus on ways to improve children’s home environments so that they can expand their natural love of learning and being. Dr. Montessori recognized that the most effective way to educate children is to provide them with environments that meet their physical, mental, emotional and spiritual needs.
April 9, 2019
Centering Skills for Adult
Children flourish and are much more likely to retain connection with their authenticity and move through their Unveiling Cycles if we are consciously doing our best to manifest our authenticity as well. On this day we will focus on ways to enhance the harmonious functioning of our Body, Mind and Emotions so that our Spirit of Love can more easily guide and direct our actions.
April 16, 2019
Developing Meaningful Parenting Styles and Compassionate Communication
How we speak with a child makes a huge difference in how they respond. This workshop will focus on recognizing our specific parenting styles and how they may be affecting our children. In addition, we will look at various Communication patterns and how this may be received by the children.
April 23, 2019
Facilitating Inner Discipline and Understanding Children’s Behavior
This final workshop will focus on ways to encourage children to be intrinsically motivated toward positive behavior and to better understand what is happening when they are misbehaving. With this knowledge it is much easier to understand our children and redirect their actions when necessary.