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Montessori Parenting Study Guide Read more »

Montessori Parenting Study Guide

   Parent Book Study Guide   Prepared for use with the book: Montessori Parenting: Unveiling The Authentic Self By Dr. Jim & Sonnie McFarland Click Here to receive a free downloadable copy of this document via email. ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ ~ Week One ~ Discovering the Authentic…


Sonnie McFarland Honored by American Montessori Society Read more »

Sonnie McFarland Honored by American Montessori Society

Quoted, with permission, from American Montessori Society: Our 2011 AMS Living Legacy, Sonnie McFarland, describes herself as an instrument whose role in the American Montessori Society is to hold the place for peace. Her life’s work is built on her belief that the “cosmic task…


Join the Discussion on Mothering.com! Read more »

Join the Discussion on Mothering.com!

“I recently had the extreme honor of attending one of Sonnie’s workshops and meeting her (she friended me on Facebook, YAY!  ) and she left me speechless and in awe. It’s like Maria Montessori herself was speaking through her and directly to me. It was like…


Educating for Peace: A Montessori Best Practice Read more »

Educating for Peace: A Montessori Best Practice

EDUCATING FOR PEACE – A MONTESSORI BEST PRACTICE, By Sonnie McFarland (Article published by Montessori Life, January 2005) It is upon peace that the very life of the nation depends, perhaps even the progress or decay of our entire Civilization (Montessori, 1986) Seventy two years ago in…


Honoring the Light of the Child Read more »

Honoring the Light of the Child

HONORING THE LIGHT OF THE CHILD By Sonnie McFarland (Article published by Children of the New Earth, February 2005) “I am a child with a vision to share Of a world of peace and a world of care. I so recently came to planet earth That…


Peaceful Living Skills for Young Children Read more »

Peaceful Living Skills for Young Children

PEACEFUL LIVING SKILLS FOR YOUNG CHILDREN By Sonnie McFarland     All around we see suffering in our world because so many people only know how to act from a paradigm of confrontation, conflict and war.  They are unaware of alternative ways to respond to…


Planting Seeds of Ethical Behavior in Children Read more »

Planting Seeds of Ethical Behavior in Children

PLANTING SEEDS OF ETHICAL BEHAVIOR IN CHILDREN By Sonnie McFarland In our culture “ethics” means the system of moral values or the principle of right or good conduct.  This article traces the root causes of behavior and some of the conditions that determine if the…


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