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ERIC Number: EJ1039971
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 2
ISSN: ISSN-1054-0040
Toddler on the Road
Balick, Marshall; Jepson, Megan
Montessori Life: A Publication of the American Montessori Society, v26 n2 p36-39 Sum 2014
This article describes the experiences of frequently-traveling parents Balick and Jepson, and their 2-year daughter Coco. As owners of two businesses (an event-planning business and a Montessori aterials company) the travel between 7 days and 3 months at a time--for trade shows, conferences, school visits, and working events. How does one manage this with a toddler? The Montessori philosophy teaches them much about what to expect from each of the sensitive periods and they incorporate this knowledge into their travel schedule. Balick and Jepson offer tips on Improvisation, Humor, Naps, Eating out, Flying, and Community. Another big tip that has helped them is Trust--their businesses dictate that they spend a lot of time at events where Coco socializes with and is held by many people. Balick and Jepson note that the "more that we trust the people around us, the more they give back. Simply put, we could not travel without trusting our community to help raise Coco."
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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