Author Archives: Louise Savoie

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Effective De-Stressing Tips for Children

To some, a child’s life is filled with rainbows and unicorns without a cloud in the sky. But this is not the case all the time. It’s easy to forget that children get stressed out, too. Stress in children shows differently than in adults....

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Keep Your Children Safe as Schools Reopen

Based on current research, most children don’t appear to be at a higher risk of contracting COVID-19. While there are cases among children and infants, adults and the elderly make up the majority. However, Maple Lawn Montessori of Manassas...

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Should Little Girls Pursue STEM?

In an article published in The Atlantic, researchers found that “6-year-old girls already have gendered beliefs about intelligence.” Psychologist Lin Bian from the University of Illinois conducted a study of 240 children, aged 5 to 7,...

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Productive Self-Reflection for Parents to Cope with Stressful Times

As a Montessori school in Manassas Park, Virginia we at Maple Lawn Montessori of Manassas Park know how stressful and overwhelming the lives of our parents can get. And sometimes, we can’t help but mirror these anxieties on our children....

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Your Child’s Brain Architecture vs Toxic Stress

According to the Center on the Developing Child at Harvard University, cognitive, emotional, and social capacities are all inextricably intertwined throughout the course of life. The brain is a highly unified piece of machinery with functions...

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Encouraging Kids to Eat Better – Especially Now!

Being a Montessori Preschool in Virginia, we know how picky kids can get with their food. This may be normal for children their age, but with the COVID-19 virus still around, eating healthily every single day is now non-negotiable. While...

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