Montessori Parenting Series

We’re excited to offer a series of Parent Education online events, featuring guest speakers who are experts in applying Montessori principles to parenting. We know that children thrive when home and school work in partnership. We hope you will join us, ask questions, learn, and gain support for your journey as a Montessori parent.

Offered every Wednesday Evening on Zoom
April 7th through April 28th, 2021

  • Eastern: 8:00 PM
  • Central: 7:00 PM
  • Mountain: 6:00 PM
  • Pacific: 5:00 PM

Registration is free for parents associated with Montessori Thrive member schools. 

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April 7, 2021

Montessori at Home: Creating Environments for Independence

Dolores Vazquez

An AMI Montessori Primary guide since 2006 and an administrator since 2009 at Northwood Montessori, Dolores Vazquez has been working closely with Montessori parents for years. She is passionate about educating parents on Montessori Philosophy and how they can implement Montessori into their home lives. Dolores will be leading a discussion on creating Montessori environments at home. She will be sharing tips on how you can make each room in your house support your child's growth.   More about Dolores »


April 14, 2021

Montessori as an Aid to Life

Mary Lou Cobb

Mary Lou Cobb was the Founder and Head of The Cobb School, Montessori in Simsbury, CT for 45 years. She received her Montessori Primary Diploma in 1964 and taught for over 30 years before stepping out of the classroom to focus on administration and growing The Cobb School into a thriving, internationally recognized, and respected school. Mary Lou is a founding board member of The Montessori Administrators Association (MAA), the Montessori Training Center of New England (MTCNE), and the Montessori Schools of Connecticut (MSC). She continues to serve on these boards. Mary Lou will share her experiences with Montessori from a lifelong perspective. Montessori goes beyond the childhood years, serving us well into adulthood. She will be sharing her experiences on how Montessori can truly be an Aid to Life. More about Mary Lou »


April 21, 2021

Mindful Parenting  

Lorena Seidel

Lorena Seidel M.Ed. is a Social Emotional Learning {SEL} Consultant, a certified Montessori teacher, a trained Positive Discipline Educator, a Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction {MBSR} teacher, and a mother of three. She helps adults create a more positive relationship with young children and a more peaceful home and classroom environment. Lorena has helped thousands of parents and teachers stay strong, calm, and remain effective even under the most stressful moments. She has guided them to develop their children’s social, emotional, and life skills. Lorena has transformed the home-life and the parent-child relationships of hundreds of families- for life! She will be leading a conversation on Mindful parenting and how to create a positive environment for your child. More about Lorena » 


April 28, 2021

Positive Discipline Throughout the Years

Yogi Patel

Yogi Patel is a certified Positive Discipline Parent Educator, Classroom Educator, and Trainer. She facilitates trainings for new Parent Educators and Classroom teachers for the Positive Discipline Association. Yogi, a mother of two and wife to a supporting husband, would love to teach Positive Discipline in India, where she was born. She is also an Advisory Board Member for Trunks & Leaves, an elephant conservation non-profit, and recently visited Sri Lanka as part of the Trunks & Leaves social initiative to educate people who live around the Udawalawe National Park. Yogi will be joining us for a discussion on positive discipline throughout the years. More about Yogi »