The Parenting Puzzle

Decoding Your Children's Behavior | taught by Lorna McGrath
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Joyce St Giermaine

Finally, the fighting has stopped!

We have two young boys (just 15 months apart in age). They are either the best of friends or the worst of enemies. The sibling rivalry was horrible. They had turned our home into a battlefield. With Lorna's help, we have learned new strategies to ...

Joyce St Giermaine

We have two young boys (just 15 months apart in age). They are either the best of friends or the worst of enemies. The sibling rivalry was horrible. They had turned our home into a battlefield. With Lorna's help, we have learned new strategies to ...

Lorna McGrath
Lorna McGrath
The Montessori Foundation

About the Instructor

Lorna is Director of Montessori Family Alliance for the Montessori Foundation and the Director of Accreditation for the International Montessori Council. She served as the Associate Head of School for NewGate School in Sarasota, FL for many years.

Lorna has 41 years of experience in the field of education, teaching children from 18 months through 6 years old and from 12 through 18 years old in both public schools and independent Montessori schools. She received her Masters Degree in Education with a concentration in Family Counseling from the University of Georgia, and her Montessori certification from the American Montessori Society.

Lorna is a Montessori teacher educator, conference presenter, and school consultant. Lorna has used her many years of experience, working with families in the educational setting, to develop programs for parents as well as teachers and children. She has spent many years as a certified instructor for the International Network for Children & Families, teaching classes in Redirecting Children’s Behavior, Redirecting for a Cooperative Classroom, Common Ground for Parents and Teens, and Parenting Instructor Network Training.


The Parenting Puzzle


This course is designed to help parents turn their homes into peaceful havens rather than battlefields. Based on years of working with children of all ages, Lorna provides by cultivating closeness, cooperation, and communication.

Learn how to stop squabbles, resolve conflicts peacefully, encourage each person to do their personal best, reduce power struggles, meet children’s emotional needs, and create strong parenting partnerships.


Along with issues raised by parents participating in this course, we will address the following issues:

  • having time to breathe
  • cooperation
  • raising confident children
  • feeling part of a family community
  • communicating with honesty and respect
  • enjoying your time together as a family
  • learning how to work out solutions without creating excessive family drama
  • creating a home environment that is is filled with peace, understanding, and harmony


Participant Bonuses

  • Downloadable resources (checklists, worksheets, PDF guides, etc.)
  • Access to a private group with other students
  • 1-on-1 or group coaching calls
  • Direct email access
  • Monthly live calls or webinars with you
  • Discounts on other products or services
  • Course completion certification


Class Resources

To help get you started, here are a few of our community's favorite resources. How to Raise an Amazing Child the Montessori Way is required reading. All three of the publications shown below are available through the Montessori Foundation's Bookstore. Click on the link in the graphic and you can order online. If you want all three, we can provide you with a great bundle discount.



CLICK HERE TO ORDER BOOKS

Two additional books you may wish to look into are Montessori Today by Paula P. Lillard and Respectful Parents, Respectful Kids by Sura Hart and Victoria Kindle Hodson. Both titles are available through Amazon.

Course Contents

29 Videos
16 Texts
8 PDFs
5 Disqus
7.5 hrs

Course Curriculum

Course Introduction and Overview