Adapted for easy use with children at home and based on the key ideas that create confident, independent children in Montessori schools, this inspiring book shows parents how to deal with children's physical and intellectual growth from birth to six years. Gives insights into how parents can respond to each stage of development. Provides strategies for helping children develop self-discipline, respect, and kindness. Includes tips for tackling problems such as temper tantrums and sibling rivalry. Activities, outings, and games are tailored to children's changing interests and abilities.