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Making Sense of Sensitive Periods: Why do kids need 'Order'?

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Why does a child freak out if their 'blankie' gets lost? Why would a parent fumble through the dark at 3am to retrieve a plastic lion their son can't sleep without? Maren Schmidt, a Montessori luminary and family friend will explain why it happens and how to manage your child's sometimes desperate need for structure, as they see it. A child's sensitive period for order is strongest from birth to age four-and-a-half. Children are trying to create order out of chaos as they make their way out into the world. Language, movement, family relationships, and the ability to discern sensory information, all connect in the child’s mind to create order and make sense of the world. And our challenge is to understand and support this need comfortably. Come join us and hear Maren's thoughtful explanations from your child's point of view. And learn some easy and effective tips for 'making sense' of the sensitive period for order.