EP 16: Filling the educational void. With Zahra Kassam

It was a pleasure connecting with Zahra today and catching up on the amazing work she has been doing to support families during the first three critical first years.

What we Talked About

  • What it means to guide children to help them create a life that is right for them.
  • Being ok with who they want to become.
  • Why she started the toy subscription service Monti Kids.
  • How she conquered the toy safety dilemma for children under 3 years of age.
  • The importance of helping our children have a growth mindset. 
  • How her multicultural and immigrant upbringing shaped her parenting
  • How grandparents can help new parents
  • The importance of modeling self-care to our children

Things to Remember

“The biggest misconception we have is that we know what is best for our children.”

Zahra Kassam

Recommended Resources

Links to books, blog posts, and other resources mentioned in the episode.

Monti Kids provides an amazing subscription service for you to receive all of the appropriate Montessori toys straight to your doorstep every three months. Receive a $30 Discount + Free Shipping when you enter code VOILA at checkout.

Zahra’s free eBook: 7 Montessori Ways to Support Your Child from Birth

Over to You

Now, Zahra and I want to know from you!

How are you modeling taking care of yourself to your children? and what choices are you letting your child make every day?

Let us know in the comments below.

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More About my Guest

Zahra Kassam is Founder and CEO of Monti Kids: the only subscription service for children ages 0-3 that provides an authentic Montessori education, proven in schools for over 100 years. Zahra holds a BA in Psychology from Harvard and a Master’s degree from the Harvard Graduate School of Education. She is an internationally certified Montessori teacher at the infant, toddler and preschool levels and a mother to two young boys. Through Monti Kids, Zahra is filling the education gap from birth to preschool, the most critical years of development when 85% of the brain is formed.

Zahra Kassam has been invited to the White House Early Education Summit, named a Global Education Influencer, named a ‘World-Changing Woman’ by Conscious Company Media, and was nominated for the Dalai Lama Unsung Heroes of Compassion Awards for her work with children. Zahra appeared on ABC’s Shark Tank in January 2019 and secured a deal with Kevin O’Leary and recently spoke at TEDx Manhattan Beach.

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