Suggested Readings

About Montessori

  • Montessori Madness: A Parent to Parent Argument for Montessori Education by Trevor Eissler
  • Montessori: The Science Behind the Genius by Angeline Stoll Lillard
  • The Absorbent Mind. Dr. Montessori's last book. The development of the mind in the infant's first months.
  • From Childhood to Adolesence. (Schocken Books) Including Erdkinder and the function of the University.
  • Montessori - A Modern Approach. By Paula Polk Lillard.

About the Toddler

  • The First Three Years of Life. By Burton White (Prentice-Hall). A guide to the developmental periods in the child’s life between birth and three years. Based on a 10 year research study at Harvard University.
  • Awakening Your Toddler’s Love of Learning by Jan Katzen-Luchenta. This book explains how to communicate with your toddler and create a supportive home learning environment.

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About Home

  • How to Raise an Amazing Child, The Montessori Way by Tim Seldin. A How-to-Guide in setting up the home, discioline, games etc. for children birth to six years.
  • The Sleep Lady's Good Night, Sleep Tight by Kim West
  • The NDD Book: How Nutrition Deficit Disorder Affects Your Child's Learning, Behavior, and Health, and What You Can Do About It - Without Drugs by William Sears, MD
  • Raising Charitable Children by Carol Weisman

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About Discipline

  • Love and Logic Magic for Early Childhood by Jim Fay and Charles Fay, PH.D. Practical parenting from birth to twelve. Highly Recommended.
  • Parenting Teens with Love & Logic by Foster Cline, MD & Jim Fay
  • Positive Discipline by Jane Nelson, Ed. D, Cheryl Erwin, M.A., and Roslyn Duffy. Three different books about raising children who are responsible, respectful, and resourceful.
    • The First Three Years
    • For Preschoolers
    • For Elementary
    • For Teenagers

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