EP 19: Trust childhood. With Ted Conway

It was a pleasure talking with Ted as she shared about her country life in Northern Ireland raising her two children along with a slew of farm animals. 

What we Talked About

  • Her experience as a Montessori child from 3 to 10 years of age. 
  • What it means to be an artful parent
  • What Montessori parenting means to her (it’s not about the shelves).
  • Giving children freedom within limits. 
  • Her self care rituals and mindful affirmations.
  • How to choose children’s books. 

Things to Remember

“Children appreciate art. They are far more discerning than we give them credit for.” -Ted Conway

Recommended Resources

Episode 04 What is Montessori?

Over to You

Now Ted and I would like to know do you use Montessori at home?

And do you have your own rituals to stay calm and patience during difficult days? 

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More About my Guest

Ted is a Montessori mum to two toddlers. Her Montessori journey began when she was 3 years old and entered her first Montessori Children’s House. Since then she’s been a children’s librarian and a primary school teacher but her true passion has always been Montessori.

She blogs at Fred Ted and Company about respectful parenting and making Montessori work in real life.

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