Archive for the "Life Lessons" Category

  • Self-Confidence In Small Children

    Hi I'm Hassan, One of our parents here at New Horizons Montessori in Skillman recently mentioned that her child was taking dance lessons at CaRu Entertainment in Pennington. I'm always interested in what our students are involved with, so I made it a point to contact Emily Czerniakowski, who is the co-founder and managing director of the dance program. I wanted to know what age children were attending and what they got from attending classes. Here's what I found out. (Emily) “Our classes start with children as young as three or four

  • The Wall St Journal: The Montessori Mafia

    The Wall St Journal: The Montessori Mafia April 2011 "Ironically, the Montessori educational approach might be the surest route to joining the creative elite, which are so overrepresented by the school’s alumni that one might suspect a Montessori Mafia: Google’s founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin, Amazon’s Jeff Bezos, videogame pioneer Will Wright, and Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales, not to mention Julia Child and rapper Sean “P.Diddy” Combs." "Is there something going on here? Is there something about the Montessori approach that nurtures creativity and inventiveness that we can all learn from?" "Perhaps it’s just a coincidence that Montessori alumni lead two of the

  • Homemade Cold Remedies

    As soon as the kids are back in school, the flu season cranks up to full strength. Coughs, stuffed noses, fevers, sneezing—you name it, they’re all there. I’m a big believer in home remedies, and there’s nothing like a little extra special care from Mom or Dad to help our little ones when they get sick. But what works to combat colds and what doesn’t? I thought I’d do a little research on the best homemade remedies for cold season. Make sure you share these tips with your babysitters and nannies. They’re on the