The Purposeful Child

A Quick and Practical Parenting Guide to Creating the Optimal Home Environment for Young Children

by Lorena T. Seidel M.Ed.



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 10/30/2015

Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 66
ISBN : 9781480815643
Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 8.5x11
Page Count : 64
ISBN : 9781480815636

About the Book

Lorena T. Seidel, parent educator, Montessori teacher and mother of three shares her research and her hard-earned lessons in this informative guide to raising happy and well-adjusted children. She blends key principles from approaches such as Montessori, Waldorf, Positive Discipline, and more—all renowned for their proven success. The combined teachings help parents build peaceful and positive relationships with their children, and walks parents through how to create the optimum home environment. By taking such a thoughtful approach, young children can feel empowered and inspired to perform everyday tasks with little to no help, and can develop social, emotional, and life skills that will pay dividends throughout their lives. The guidebook helps parents: • develop social, emotional, and life skills in children; • understand the shortcomings of rewards, praise and punishments; • bridge communication gaps; • focus on long term solutions to misbehavior; • create optimum play-areas and other child-friendly spaces; • defuse power struggles, whining, and tantrums. Seidel also shares effective tools to solving conflicts in between peers or siblings, a positive alternative to time-outs, and guidance on engaging young children in self-directed, creative, hands-on play. Unlock the development potential of children with practical solutions that will bring joy and peace into your home by learning the lessons in The Purposeful Child.

About the Author

Lorena Seidel is a Montessori teacher, a social-emotional consultant, and a mother of three. She helps teachers and parents build a more peaceful, positive and purposeful relationship with children. This is accomplished through providing children the optimum learning environment - both physically (home/school) and emotionally (climate set by the adults). Lorena is a certified Montessori teacher by the American Montessori Society(AMS) and has taught for many years at the Whitby School, located in Greenwich, CT. Lorena is a trained Positive Discipline Parent and Teacher Educator and has helped thousands of teachers and parents through coaching, workshops, lectures, parent-child classes, and school consulting. Lorena’s goal is to help children develop valuable academic, social-emotional, and life skills using everyday life as opportunities to teach and learn. With Lorena’s help parents and teachers are bring up more independent, resilient, responsible, capable, and emotionally stable children. Lorena has received a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Education and Linguistics from the Pontificate Catholic University in Brazil and a degree in Literature from the University of Connecticut. Lorena has a Master of Arts of Elementary Education from Sacred Heart University, and she is also an International Baccalaureate Organization (IBO) trained teacher. Lorena is the founder of The Purposeful Child and has authored interactive parenting e-book “Everyday Montessori” and "The Purposeful Child" DVD series. Lorena lives in Connecticut with her husband Andrew and her sweet daughters Pollyanna, Annabelle, and Julliette.