Parenting Resources

All Ages

  • Montessori Resources
  • AMI-USA Parent Resources
  • Kids Talk: A blog by Montessori guide and parent Maren Schmidt. Down-to-earth and practical advice for parents.
  • Love and Logic books by Jim Fay and Foster Cline
  • No: Why Kids–of All Ages–Need to Hear It and Ways Parents Can Say It by David Walsh
  • Unconditional Parenting: Moving from Rewards and Punishments to Love and Reason by Alfie Kohn
  • Mind-Positive Parenting blog by David Walsh
  • One Hundred Child Development Tips: Insights and Suggestions from Montessori Teachers by Heather Pederson
  • How Children Succeed: Grit, Curiosity, and the Hidden Power of Character by Paul Tough
  • Kids Are Worth It! Giving Your Child The Gift Of Inner Discipline by Barbara Coloroso

Family and Marriage

  • The Intentional Family: Simple Rituals to Strengthen Family Ties by William Doherty
  • Take Back Your Marriage: Sticking Together in a World That Pulls Us Apart by William Doherty
  • Putting Family First: Successful Strategies for Reclaiming Family Life in a Hurry-Up World by William Doherty

General Parenting

  • Take Back Your Kids: Confident Parenting in Turbulent Times by William Doherty
  • Raising Happiness: 10 Simple Steps for More Joyful Kids and Happier Parents by Christine Carter
  • Taking Back Childhood: A Proven Roadmap for Raising Confident, Creative, Compassionate Kids by Nancy Carlsson-Paige
  • Simplicity Parenting: Using the Extraordinary Power of Less to Raise Calmer, Happier, and More Secure Kids by Kim John Payne
  • Siblings Without Rivalry: How to Help Your Children Live Together So You Can Live Too by Adele Faber

Birth to Age 3

  • How Toddlers Thrive by Tovah Klein
  • Understanding the Human Being by Silvano Montanaro
  • Love and Logic Magic for Early Childhood: Practical Parenting From Birth to Six Years
  • Aid To Life (an AMI initiative for parents)
  • Aid To Life birth-to-three resources to download: Movement, Communication, Independence, Self-Discipline
  • Montessori from the Start: The Child at Home, from Birth to Age Three by Paula Polk Lillard and Lynn Lillard Jessen
  • The Philosophical Baby: What Children’s Minds Tell Us About Truth, Love, and the Meaning of Life by Alison Gopnik

Ages 3 to 6

  • Love and Logic Magic for Early Childhood: Practical Parenting From Birth to Six Years
  • Positive Discipline by Jane Nelsen
  • Kids, Parents and Power Struggles by Mary Sheedy Kurchina
  • Sleepless in America: Is Your Child Misbehaving…or Missing Sleep? by Mary Sheedy Kurchinka
  • Raising Your Spirited Child: A Guide for Parents Whose Child is More Intense, Sensitive, Perceptive, Persistent, and Energetic by Mary Sheedy Kurchinka


  • Parenting with Love and Logic: Teaching Children Responsibility by Foster Cline and Jim Fay
  • Last Child in the Woods: Saving Our Children from Nature-Deficit Disorder by Richard Louv
  • Positive Discipline A-Z: 1001 Solutions to Everyday Parenting Problems (Positive Discipline Library)


  • Why Do They Act That Way?: A Survival Guide to the Adolescent Brain for You and Your Teen by David Walsh
  • Parenting Teens With Love And Logic: Preparing Adolescents for Responsible Adulthood
    by Foster Cline and Jim Fay
  • Getting to Calm: Cool-Headed Strategies for Parenting Tweens and Teens by Laura S Kastner
Staying Together & Distance Learning

Sunny Hollow Montessori engaged in learning from home (distance learning) from March 16, 2020 through the end of the school year. Our learning and connections continued! For resources and updates about Sunny Hollow's learning from home program, please check here.

Our Toddler program is reopening in July and our Casa (preschool and Kindergarten), Elementary, and Junior High programs will reopen in September.

We are still accepting applications for the 2020-2021 school year on a “space available” basis. Information here.