1. Raising a Cooperative Child

    Cooperative children interact positively with the rest of the world. They’re polite, they listen to instructions, and they have happy and healthy relationships with their families, friends, and teachers. Every parent wants a cooperative child, but it isn’t as simple as just telling your kids wha…Read More

  2. Why Continue a Montessori Program After Preschool

    If your child is attending our Montessori school in Leesburg for preschool, you are now approaching the time when you must decide on your next steps. Some parents will choose to keep their child in our Montessori program, while others may decide to transfer to a traditional kindergarten setting. You…Read More

  3. Teaching Your Child Mindfulness

    The latest psychological research shows great promise in the benefits of mindfulness for mental health, including better focus, less emotional reactivity, more satisfying relationships, and reduced stress. Because of this, many people are adding mindful activities such as meditation and yoga into th…Read More

  4. How to Teach Your Child Empathy

    In school, there are plenty of lessons about math, geography, and science, but you don’t see anything about empathy in the classroom. This is unfortunate, as empathy is an important skill. We may be under the impression that children just naturally develop this ability, but in reality, it is not e…Read More

  5. Why You Should Take Advantage of the VPK Program

    In Florida, we are lucky enough to have been one of the first states to offer the Voluntary Prekindergarten Program, and as a result, we are the nation’s leader in pre-K access. This program offers free preschool for all four year olds in the state, regardless of their family’s income. The VPK p…Read More

  6. How to Love Your Child Unconditionally

    Unconditional love provides children with the security they need to feel safe exploring the world. When a child feels that they will be loved no matter what, they can take risks because they aren’t consumed with worry about how what they do will be perceived by their parents. They can foster their…Read More

  7. Raising Resilient Children: Essential Qualities to Foster

    Every successful person has one important quality in common: they’re resilient. In order to succeed, you will inevitably fail. The difference between people who achieve their goals and those who give up on their dreams is their ability to stand up, brush themselves off, and try again. Thomas Ediso…Read More

  8. 10 Famous Montessori Graduates

    At Lake Montessori School in Leesburg, we’re happy to tout the benefits of a Montessori education all day long. When your child attends a Montessori school, the classroom setting is designed to foster self-discipline, promote conflict resolution skills, inspire creativity, and foster independence.…Read More

  9. Fostering Independence in Your Child

    As parents, we all want our children to grow up to be independent adults. Yet many of us are inadvertently making our children dependent on us, leading to a rather rocky transition to adulthood. Fortunately, you can make a few simple choices to help your child become more self-reliant. Aim for Small…Read More

  10. The Montessori Difference

    Welcome back to our blog page here at Lake Montessori in Leesburg! As people who are passionate about improving our educational methods, we’re always busy around our Montessori School. Though the summer months are in full swing and our elementary kids are not in regular classes, we still maintain …Read More