EP 60: They Need You To Be Relaxed! With Melanie Phillips

They need you to be relaxed with Melanie Phillips

It’s always a pleasure to meet parents with the same shared experience. Melanie is also a French mom living in the US raising her children bilingual. Listen in as she shares how she discovered Montessori parenting and learned to be more relaxed while doing it.

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What We Talked About

  • Going back to work at 12 weeks postpartum
  • Choosing the right daycare for your child and the Montessori Nido 
  • Maternity leave in other countries
  • Process art vs. crafts
  • Setting up a Montessori environment with multiple ages
  • Going back to school as an adult
  • Raising her children differently than she was raised
  • Setting boundaries with visiting family members
  • Taking it easy and learning to be more relaxed

Things to Remember

“Parenting is not easy, but it can be very enjoyable.”

“Following my child and their interest is what made me passionate about Montessori.”

“Loving learning is the most important thing you can do for yourself.”

– Melanie Phillips

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Now, Melanie and I want to know from you!

How do you deal with family members visiting and having a different approach to discipline and education?

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More About my Guest

Melanie shares; I’m a mom of 3 boys who are 5, 3, and 9 months old. We are a Montessori family and my oldest 2 have attended a Montessori school (starting in a Nido) since 12 weeks old.

We love nature and art & crafts and we are a French-English bilingual family.

I am a former structural engineer turned stay at home mom at the beginning of 2018.

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