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2015/2016 Grade 6 Graduates

Casa Montessori & Orff School is proud to share with you our Grade 6 Graduates and their speeches. Congratulations to Hella and Zoe, we wish you all the best as you embark on your new educational journeys … we will miss you! MORE>

Three Ways to Change Behaviour – by Maren Schmidt

“Lisa is so different from Grace. Grace never broke anything when she was this age. Lisa breaks something every day,” Meg told me at our playgroup with our one-year olds.

Meg, a long-time friend, was over 30 when she had her first child. Five-year-old Grace lived up to her name. Grace was gentle and content to look at Meg’s extensive collection of family crystal and European figurines. Lisa, on the other hand, as soon as she could crawl, banged glass top tables and pulled expensive porcelain off shelves.

Meg and Dave’s antique-filled home was being assaulted and devalued daily by Lisa’s antics. Meg perceived it as misbehavior and was becoming increasingly short tempered with Lisa. Grace had not touched things. What was Lisa’s problem?