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Handling Strong Emotions, the Child’s & Our Own

Jesse McCarthy


Dealing with difficult situations and strong emotions is not so easy for children, or for us as their guides.

From the child who is learning how to use his words instead of his hands to the teacher or parent who is developing the self-discipline to not turn into “that nagging mom”, we all have room for growth as human beings.

In this talk we cover ways to help children gain greater understanding of their feelings while we also work on delving deeper into our own. The result is less stress and more calm, in children and in ourselves.



Jesse McCarthy, founder of and host of ‘The Montessori Education Podcast’, has worked with thousands of children, parents, teachers and administrators over the past 15+ years — as a principal for infants to 8th graders, an executive with a nationwide group of private schools, an elementary & junior-high teacher, and a parent-and-teacher mentor.

Jesse received his B.A. in psychology from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) and his Montessori teacher’s diploma for 3- to 6-year-olds from Association Montessori Internationale (AMI), the organization founded by Dr. Maria Montessori.

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