La Tela di Carlotta
Hello friend!

We are not raising children, we are raising adults.

I want to show you an alternative way of raising kids, so that everyone's potential – parents’ and children’s – can shine. Because alone, I can’t change education, but together we can.

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The blog

I write mainly about Montessori, parenthood, and multilingualism. Here are some recent posts.

Montessori
One day a few years ago my husband came home and said, "Why don't we put a mattress on the floor in the baby room? It'd be much more natural". "Never" was my reply. That's how our Montessori journey started. Since then we've been living, breathing and applying the philosophy at home day in and day out, starting from ourselves. Because educating children starts from the parents.
Two ways to solve sibling conflicts (only one works in the long term)
Don't force children to do something they don't want to do
Let's stop saying "be good" to a crying baby
The pilot story (or why not to punish children's mistakes)
Wait for their answers
Montessori VS "the real world"
Consent: workshop for kids
Montessori express: change the sentences into positive
Montessori express: everything is NOT fine
My baby cries desperately in the car (15 months)
Living sustainably
Living sustainably for me doesn’t only mean to have a more eco-friendly lifestyle. It means to make decisions that are sustainable for our planet, the people on it, but also for our life, our lifestyle, and our happiness. It means to take any daily chance to evolve and be happier, healthier, kinder, more responsible and more caring human beings—the only sustainable way for a meaningful future.
Face yoga is an act of self love
Why you should wear the same outfit twice on Instagram
The power of creating habits (and why you should do it, even if you then break them!)
Responsible eating is the diet of the future (Would you like to teach it to your kids?)
The power of NOT complaining: can you do it for a whole month?
Clean up your planet, please!
Infographic: 8 steps to switch to cloth nappies (a guide for reluctant parents)
A personal note on happiness
A personal note on social media
A change of life always widens your horizons
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I’ve prepared collections on various topics that I’ve written over the years. Perhaps you’ll find one that interests you.

Podcast

On my podcast, “Educare con calma”, I talk about various topics, from Montessori to sustainability. Only in Italian!

Jul 23, 2021 00:21:44
Sensi di colpa (parte 3): "Non mi piace giocare con mio figlio"
In questo episodio di Educare con Calma vi parlo di una confessione che mi fanno molti genitori e nella quale mi riconosco al 100%: mi sento in colpa perché non mi piace giocare con i miei figli. Anche a me non è mai piaciuto giocare con i miei figli, ma da quando ho capito che cosa sono disposta ad offrire e che anche le mie preferenze contano, sto imparando a stare e giocare con i miei figli in modo tutto nuovo.  :: In questo post ho menzionato: Episodio 53 Riflessioni sui due anni (riguard...
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Jul 16, 2021 00:29:05
Perché i materiali Montessori di qualità sono cari / con Eleonora Garruto di Le Sette MM
“Eh ma perché i materiali Montessori sono carissimi?”, “Io li ho trovati su Amazon alla metà del prezzo!”.  In questo episodio di Educare con calma parliamo con Eleonora di @lesettemm di materiali Montessori, ovvero dei “giocattoli” che Maria Montessori usò nelle sue scuole e che tuttora sono gli stessi in tutte le scuole Montessori del mondo, e Eleonora ci racconta il lavoro che c’è dietro e il problema con i materiali “che costano meno della metà”.  Una frase bellissima — e secondo me molto...
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Jul 9, 2021 00:20:41
Riflessioni sulle difficoltà dei due anni
Prima di tutto, quando dico 2 anni intendo l'età dai 18 mesi ai 3 anni, conosciuta come auto affermazione. In questo episodio parlo dei "terribili due anni", che per me è stata la fase più complicata con i miei bambini tra 0 e 6 anni (più complicata non perché loro erano difficili – anche – ma soprattutto perché ho dovuto imparare davvero a mantenere la calma). Trovate un articolo correlato, con punti riassuntivi, sul mio blog a questo link: 10 riflessioni per aiutare un bambino di due anni  ...
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Travel

We sold everything to travel the world for two years. We're currently in New Zealand.

Books

In 2020 I wrote 4 books for the Italian collection “Gioca and Impara con il metodo Montessori” curated by Grazia Honegger Fresco. The collection is a project by Il Corriere della Sera and La Gazzetta dello Sport.

We also implemented the workshops of the last 15 volumes of the collection with Oliver and Emily.

Instagram

I update Instagram almost every day to be "close" to my family far away.

Why La Tela di Carlotta?
I dreamed of the name La Tela di Carlotta. One morning I woke up and in my dreams I had created a blog named just like the American novel (Charlotte's Web). Many years and endless ups and downs later, this web of thoughts and stories is my work. It took me a long time to understand what kind of online presence I wanted and today I know: I'm transparent, I show real life, I don't advertise, I only recommend sustainable brands (and not only because they pay me) and I believe in the value of my blog and my courses—because if we don't believe in the value of our work, no one will believe in it for us.
Carlotta
Carlotta dreaming of La Tela
I know! I don't want it to be over yet either.