Demystifying Montessori

Demystifying Montessori

Montessori schools are one of the most popular forms of alternative education found globally. In this article, I will strive to detail Maria Montessori’s philosophy and methodology. However, this article also tells the story of how I demystified Montessori for myself in order to understand it better. To put it bluntly, this article also represents [...]

Parenting Smart

Parenting Smart

Nayana Chakrabarti, Parenting and Education Editor Well, it’s not even the middle of January and it’s already been a long year. Parenting is fraught at the best of times but with a pandemic raging on in the background, many of us are finding that we are spinning even more plates than usual. Some of us [...]

Forgive Yourself

Forgive Yourself

Author: Nayana Chakrabarti, Parenting and Education Editor As I write this, in December, I think I’ve read and heard the words ‘social distancing’ enough times to last me a lifetime! I still remember hearing it for the first time on the ‘The Late Show’ and snorting with laughter. Social distancing? What was that? Oh, if [...]

Sleep like a Baby?

Sleep like a Baby?

Author: Nayana Chakrabarti, Parenting and Education Editor Whoever came up with the saying ‘to sleep like a baby’ had clearly never met a baby in their lives Right? Right. Whilst newborns can and often do sleep for up to 16 hours a day, they do not necessarily sleep when their parents and caregivers want them [...]