• Wisdom from the Pond

    Positive parent coaching for birth to age five from Froggy's Montessori 

Kids don't come with an instruction manual. Or do they?

Have you been figuring out what to expect while you are expecting? Are you ready to rock the newborn, infant, toddler, or preschool stage? The Rising Stars Foundation Wisdom from the Pond parent coaching emails are your guide through the first five years with your child. 

The Rising Stars Foundation has created a weekly guide to implementing Montessori parenting. We have the solutions for your parenting struggles from birth to age five. We'll help you with basic care strategies, news on quality baby tools and kid gear, encouragement, and the big parenting picture - all delivered free to your inbox. We'll help you to grow and find joy right alongside them. 

“The child is endowed with unknown powers, which can guide us to a radiant future.” 
- Dr. Maria Montessori

What do parents say about the support from the Rising Stars Foundation, Wisdom from the Pond, and Froggy’s Montessori Family Resource Guide?

“I finally feel like I have a system that will teach my kids the way they deserve to be taught! Thank you so much!” 


“Froggy’s makes finding quality Montessori resources easy. The materials are so instinctive he's been able to use them before I've read the instructions!” 

"After weeks of driving myself crazy trying to learn Montessori in my spare time, I saw that a friend had "liked" the Rising Stars Facebook page. Out of curiosity, I clicked on the link and began reading the website - my heart sang when I read that it was based on the Montessori Method." 

Do you have a story to tell?

Would you like to be featured in Froggy's Montessori Family Resource Guide, Wisdom from the Pond parent coaching emails, or the Rising Stars parenting blog? We are honored to feature positive parenting influencers and tools that make parents' lives easier. Our carefully vetted resources are:

  • Reasonably priced & a good value
  • Family oriented versus institutionally oriented
  • Successful track record or expectation of one
  • Consistent with Montessori principles and philosophy
  • Meets our ethical/philosophical standards

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