Ready or Not: Preparing Our Kids to Thrive in an Uncertain and Rapidly Changing World
by Madeline Levine,PhD
This is a must-read for parents who feel overwhelmed, anxious, or just curious about how best to prepare children for their certain-to-be-uncertain future. By exploring our parenting techniques and our myopic educational system, Levine offers not just hope, but day-to-day solutions for parents.
For all of you scientists out there, this is a book written using the latest discoveries in neuroscience and epigenetics (the intersection of genetics and environment), as well as extensive research gleaned from captains of industry, entrepreneurs, military leaders, scientists, academics, and futurists.
This is a great read for every parent who right now is questioning which school is the right choice, and ultimately the right investment for the long-term confidence, happiness, and yes, the success of their children. Learn how to support your child with the skills needed for an uncertain future: adaptability, mental agility, curiosity, collaboration, tolerance for failure, resilience, and optimism.
And here is a little secret: by choosing Montessori, you are already ahead of the curve!
Understanding Montessori: A Guide for Parents (Second Edition) by Maren Schmidt
Understanding Montessori: A Guide for Parents will help parents understand the stages of childhood growth and learning, and how Montessori education meets each child’s learning needs. Understanding Montessori draws on the author’s over thirty years of working with children to explain in simple language what neuropsychologists are now finding; that children learn faster and more easily in a properly prepared Montessori classroom than in traditional school settings.