What You Don't Want to Have Happen When Your Child is in the ER for Mental Health Reasons

The police had already arrived with Sunshine when my husband and I made it to the hospital. I was taken back to see her as my husband filled out admissions paperwork.

When I was brought back to be with Sunshine I thanked the police officer for his help and asked how she was on the way.

He quickly replied that she was great and walked away shaking his head.

Next came the nurse, bringing Sunshine something to eat.

“She has food allergies.” I said as quickly and as kindly as possible.

“I know. She told me.” That was all the nurse said and walked away shaking her head.

This.

This was exactly what I feared most.

No one believed me.

Sunshine was acting like a perfect angel. And I was the crazy parent. I was already being judged harshly for seeking help for our family.

My husband came in at that moment. I asked where Sunshine’s therapist was as she had also followed us to the hospital.

They weren’t letting her come back.

“Go get her now! Do whatever you need to do. I NEED her back here with me.”

There was a cross between panic and anger in my voice. I couldn’t do this alone.

Already the story of what you don’t want to happen when your child is in the ER for mental health reasons was unfolding.

What You Don't Wnat to Have Happen When Your Child is in the ER for Mental Health Reasons


Sunshine’s therapist did join me shortly thereafter. My husband had to go to work and we knew it was going to be a long night.

And it was, but nothing happened as I thought it would

Just the Beginning

We changed rooms three times. The last time being at 10 PM right after Sunshine had finally settled down. Only the first room was set up for those with mental health issues who were a danger to themselves or others. Talk about making a difficult situation worse!

I thought we would at least meet with a doctor or something, but that wasn’t the case. A nurse practitioner spoke with us for less than two minutes and then I was asked to skype with a psychiatric on call nurse.

She looked at Sunshine for less than 30 seconds and then asked me a couple of questions. From there she said she would seek voluntary placement at an inpatient psychiatric facility for children.

After that we were literally left alone, shut up in a corner room as if we didn’t exist.

I asked about dinner for Sunshine.

“Sorry, the cafeteria is already closed.”

I asked if someone could watch Sunshine so I could make a phone call. Sunshine doesn’t let me talk on the phone. I needed to figure out what was going on with my other three children who had been shipped off with friends and neighbors.

With a look of disgust the nurse said she would try to find someone. A security guard eventually came in.

While I was on the phone, Sunshine pushed the code button sending the ER into a frenzy.

Sunshine takes her medications every evening at 8:30 PM. At 6 PM I mentioned this to nurses. It was at 9 PM that they informed me they didn’t have her medications and could not get them. We would have to have them brought in from home.

I wanted to cry.

So this is what it’s like when a parent seeks help for their child with mental health issues.

We remained in the ER for about 36 hours. While there, nurses brought Sunshine food she was allergic to. They showered her with gifts of stuffed animals, bubbles, balloons, and more. That’s on top of the unlimited TV time.

Sunshine thought she was on a vacation where everyone catered to her.

Meanwhile I couldn’t leave her room to go to the bathroom, get food or drink for myself, or do anything. Sunshine was my problem and everyone in the ER made that very clear.

I wasn’t sure if I should keep her as calm as possible or let her loose on hospital staff. As I spoke with other community resources, they said to keep her calm, as it wouldn’t speed up the process of finding a bed for her. None were to be had.

And that’s how it went. My husband switched off with me as he had the next day off. But still we made no progress. He petitioned the magistrate for involuntary placement, in hopes that we could speed up the process of getting help. The magistrate granted the petition, but then it just went downhill again.

More Defeat

Instead of a police officer simply standing outside of the door when the petition was granted, the captain of the police department along with an officer came and spoke to my husband. They were not on board with this.

Their concern being how traumatic it would be for Sunshine to be transported in a police vehicle to whichever hospital was selected for her placement.

As my husband explained behaviors, the police officers just shook their heads.

To be the parent that no one believes is terrifying, especially as you try to protect your other children.

In the end the woman screening Sunshine decided to deny involuntary placement for two reasons.

1. The transport to whichever facility was selected would be too traumatic for such a young child.

2. She was worried about Sunshine being safe in the state facility if that was the only option, as they’re required to take her.

My husband was literally handed discharge papers as Sunshine was beating him up.

We were furious and felt so broken.

What Now?

As we left the hospital Sunshine accelerated again. We had to wait for 30 minutes in the parking lot before leaving because she wasn’t safe.

Other mental health professionals had told us to take her to another ER if things didn’t work here.

My husband and I literally parked at a gas station for another 30 minutes to figure out a plan.

That’s when we decided if nothing else, we needed sleep and we knew Sunshine would sleep through the night with all of her medications.

After a police transport, 36 hours in an ER, and no progress made, we brought Sunshine home.

No one would help us.

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Call the Police!

I kept telling myself if we could just make it to the therapy appointment, we’d be okay.

It had been a week full of rages and aggression.

For the first time ever I found myself using the word violence to describe it.

Everyone was hurt. Some even had bruises.

It was the perfect storm of triggers.

No matter what we did, no one could make it stop.

I had cried every day.

We needed help.

But every time I thought to call the police, I knew she’d calm down before they arrived, and no one would believe me. I was just a bad parent who couldn’t control their child.

After all who could imagine that an innocent six-year-old child could be capable of so much.

The true story of how a family sought help for their child with mental health issues.

The Therapy Appointment

The therapist arrived Monday at about 12:15 PM. She listened as my husband and I recounted all that had gone on during the past week. I cried once again.

Dinomite, Bulldozer, and Princess shared all that had happened to them.

I had taken video of one of the most mild incidents, explaining that I had replayed it over and over trying to find the magic word or action that would make it stop.

I showed it to the therapist.

If I could just figure out what I was doing wrong… Surely there was something I could do differently, even though I felt like I had exhausted all of my options.

But that’s when she said it.

“This is not okay. Sunshine is in crisis. Your family is in crisis. You need help.”

And just like that she started making phone calls.

My husband and I looked at each other. At that point I can’t recall if we were more devastated, feeling as if we had failed, or if we felt relieved and validated that what we were experiencing was as horrible as we thought it was.

The bottom line was the therapist knew Sunshine wasn’t okay and we needed help.

Phone calls seemed to lead no where as we’re just barely established here and supports are minimal.

But then it happened.

Make the Call

We were all outside enjoying the weather. The kids were playing. Sunshine had just left the porch after speaking with her therapist.

As she passed Bulldozer she punched him.

The adults intervened.

Sunshine just accelerated.

I had to go get her.

That’s when she started hitting and kicking me.

I was trying to calm her. I was trying to comfort her. But nothing worked.

She just kept punching and kicking me.

That’s when the therapist spoke up.

“Call the police!”

She led my husband inside with Sunshine, observing how the rage and aggression continued to escalate while I stayed outside with the other kids and made the call.

Even now I can’t put into words what it felt like to call 911 on my baby girl.

I was shaking, stumbling on my words, and pacing back and forth in the yard.

My other kids were frightened and emotional.

We all knew that at some point this would happen, but we didn’t expect it now.

The kids wondered if one or more police officers would show up. They wondered if they would come sirens blazing. And of course the big question was how long it would take for them to get to us as we live out in the middle of nowhere.

I couldn’t answer their questions. We just had to wait.

I took turns hugging each of them as they cried and expressed their feelings about the situation.

Princess’ words still echo in my mind.

“I didn’t believe this could really happen. I can’t believe this is happening.”

Help Arrives

It took over 10 minutes for the police officer to arrive. He came in a disguised car with no sirens.

I directed him upstairs.

By that time Sunshine had calmed down. One would say she was even excited to see him. My husband and I cringed. This was the whole reason we hadn’t called before. No one would believe us.

But here’s the thing. The therapist had seen the episode. She had seen the recording of Sunshine’s behaviors from earlier in the week. It wasn’t just coming from us.

It was the therapist that asked that the police officer take Sunshine to the nearest emergency room so we could seek voluntary placement in a psychiatric hospital for children.

Sunshine needed help.

Thankfully I was able to find someone to take my other three children before Sunshine was brought downstairs.

We weren’t sure if she would go willingly or not. We were warned she put up a fight she would be handcuffed and taken away screaming.

I didn’t want my other children to see that.

It turned out Sunshine didn’t mind going with the police officer. The two walked hand in hand to the police vehicle. He strapped her in the back and I watched as they pulled out of the driveway.

Just the Beginning

My husband and I grabbed essentials and then headed to the emergency room. I cried all the way there. Neither one of us could express how we were feeling in words.

Ultimately though we both felt validated.

This was devastating.

It was a nightmare.

But it needed to happen.

We needed help and the only way to get that was to call the police.

This was just the beginning though.

There’s no turning back after you call the police.

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The FREE ABCs of Montessori and Special Needs Pilot Course Reopened

The past two months went nothing like I had anticipated.  February 1st my husband lost his job.  The very next week he had a new job with opposite hours (switched from nights to days).  

And then there's me, on my own now all day, every day, with our four kiddos.  Not that I mind it, in fact I love it, but it was quite the transition.

To make life more interesting, my husband's loss of job affected our ability to buy the home we're living in, and so that process was postponed two months.

I'm happy to say that we have all adjusted to life and are very happy.  We've made it through the appraisal and inspection process of our home with an estimated closing date of May 30th.  Life is finally settling.  

At last I am able to get back to the FREE ABCs of Montessori and Special Needs Pilot Course!  

My sincere apologies for those who have been waiting patiently for more to come.  You will not be disappointed.

For those who missed a chance to enroll before, this is your lucky day because enrollment for the course has reopened.  Don't miss your chance!
FREE ABCs of Montessori and Special Needs Pilot Course Reopened

If you'd like more details about the course, be sure to visit our initial introduction to the course

Note that dates have changed.

New Dates & Other Information 


What:  FREE ABCs of Montessori and Special Needs Pilot Course

When: May 1 through October 30, 2018.

Where: The ABCs of Montessori and Special Needs Community

Recommended Text: The ABCs of Montessori and Special Needs


Important: Digital copy of The ABCs of Montessori and Special Needs will be 50% OFF through May 1, 2018, for any who did not purchase it before the original start date of the class.

Once again, I can't thank you enough for your patience with me.  I was quite devastated when our life changed so drastically the same day this course began. 

I can't wait to spend more time with you discussing two of my favorite topics!

FREE ABCs of Montessori and Special Needs Pilot Course Reopened

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How to Discipline a Child with Reactive Attachment Disorder

My husband and I are eight years into our journey parenting our oldest adopted daughter with Reactive Attachment Disorder.

We’re six years into the journey of parenting our youngest adopted daughter with Reactive Attachment Disorder.

How we respond to behaviors with the first has the opposite effect on the second.

One child leans towards passive aggression and manipulation paired with destruction of property and self-harming behaviors.

The other is loud, in your face, physically aggressive, and at times violent with rage.

In these cases, anything can become a weapon and anyone can become a victim.

How to discipline a child with Reactive Attachment Disorder (RAD) is a very complicated subject.

How to Discipline a Child with Reactive Attachment Disorder


As complicated as it is though, there are some things all parents and caregivers can do.

First let us address two points that are very important to understand.

1. Trusting a child with Reactive Attachment Disorder is a bad idea.
2. Consequences for behaviors usually don’t work with children who have RAD but still must be given.

You may now be wondering...

So if you can’t trust a child with Reactive Attachment Disorder and consequences for good and bad behaviors don’t work, what do you do?  Here are our best tips.

8 Tips When Disciplining a Child with Reactive Attachment Disorder


1. Focus on Safety

Your main priority is to keep everyone and everything safe. Take as many preventative measures as possible to avoid dangerous behaviors that jeopardize the safety of others.

With safety measures in place, there will be fewer opportunities for behaviors, and less of a need for discipline as we understand it. The discipline is the safety protocol in place.

Consider the safety of all in your family. It is your responsibility as a parent to keep everyone safe.

If you fail to do so there can be significant legal ramifications that can destroy your family permanently. When deciding consequences and forms of discipline, make safety your focus. How can I help everyone be safe?

2. Remember Your Other Children

It is so easy to waste all your energy and effort disciplining your child with Reactive Attachment Disorder, whether you do it intentionally or not.

Your other children are very aware of this.

They watch how you respond to behaviors on your best days and on your worst.

Try to remember your other children.

What are you trying to teach them?

As you discipline your child with Reactive Attachment Disorder, are you helping to strengthen relationships with your other children?

How do they feel about the parent you’ve become?

Consequences most often do not work when disciplining a child with Reactive Attachment Disorder, but consequences do work with your other children.

Are you giving appropriate consequences that you would also give to your other children if they did the same things?

Is your emotional response appropriate?

What lessons are you teaching your other children as you discipline your child with Reactive Attachment Disorder?

If they follow your example with their own children, will you be pleased with the result?

Are you teaching them that any form of abuse is okay, whether it’s abuse you’re permitting from your child with Reactive Attachment Disorder, or abuse you are unintentionally showing towards your child with Reactive Attachment Disorder?

When responding to behaviors, are you responding with fear, anger or other negative emotions in the heat of the moment, or are you modeling appropriate coping mechanisms?

Discipline and consequences may not have any affect on your child with Reactive Attachment Disorder, but everything you do, everything you say, and how you respond in the heat of the moment will affect your other children for the rest of their lives.

When you’re able to think about your response to behaviors as a teaching moment, advocating for others in your home, your ability to handle the situation appropriately will increase significantly.

You are also teaching your other children the importance of mercy and justice.

Evaluate your actions to determine if you are advocating for everyone in your home.  Sibling relations when Reactive Attachment Disorder are so important to keep an eye on.

3. Set Clear Boundaries for Yourself

Typical parenting approaches have little to no effect on a child with Reactive Attachment Disorder.

You will get desperate and try anything and everything to help your child with RAD and bring peace to your home.

In these acts of desperation, it’s important to have clear boundaries that are set ahead of time regarding what you will and will not do in regards to discipline.

These boundaries are to protect YOU.

You may have the best of intentions, and think you are helping, when in fact you have turned into an abuser yourself.

You may be faced with a situation in which you are the target of rage, violence, or worse.

What is your instinctive response?

Do you fight back?

Or are you one who flees the scene?

Prepare for this when setting boundaries for yourself and deciding on forms of discipline, because this situation WILL occur at one time or another.

Talk to your team of specialists. Create a safety plan. You can NOT do this alone.

4. Everyone Has a Breaking Point

As a parent of a child with Reactive Attachment Disorder, you must always have your guard up. It’s as if you’re on the front lines of the battlefield ALL the time.

This takes a heavy toll.

No one, and I mean NO ONE can do what you’re being asked to do 24/7 for years on end without taking care of yourself. This includes constant self-care, respite, and an unwavering support system.

Let’s be clear!

Self-care, respite and support are not forms of weakness.

They are the opposite.

It’s only through them that you will become strong enough to endure the battle.

Everyone has a breaking point.

Take care of yourself.

Don’t let Reactive Attachment Disorder transform you into the monster you fear most, especially as you attempt to discipline your child.

5. Eliminate Battles

I used to think that confronting behaviors head on would lead to progress. If I could only understand the “why” behind the behavior, we could fix it and rewire the brain, or come up with coping mechanisms.

Yeah… Not so much.

This approach only led to rages and screaming fits that lasted hours, followed by more negative behaviors, a headache, and emotional exhaustion for all parties.

And still there were no answers.

I then moved on, giving consequences that required time, energy, and supervision. This led to more negative behaviors, even more headaches, and even more emotional exhaustion, not to mention a LOT of wasted time focused on negative behaviors, that could have been spent having positive experiences with my other children.

It so wasn’t worth it. In fact it made things worse.

Do your best to eliminate battles. They will not benefit anyone involved. You’re left feeling miserable and the child with Reactive Attachment Disorder just caused more chaos, which is the opposite of what you want to have happen.

6. Accuse with Confidence

I’m not sure what happened that influenced my change in approach. Perhaps it was surrender or exhaustion, or the fact that I didn’t have a voice left.

But one day, Princess did something that I discovered while getting ready for church. She was with my husband getting her shoes and coat on. I had a couple of minutes to myself to think clearly.

I was the last to hop in the van. Princess was already buckled and ready to go. I turned around and looked her straight in the eyes and in the calmest voice stated with confidence,

“I know you did this (fill in behavior), and this is what’s going to happen as a result (fill in consequence).”.

She looked down, didn’t say a word, and the day went on.

Now in some cases, things don’t go as well, and I need to add this phrase,

“If you are unsafe in your response to what I’ve said, I will call the police or take you to the hospital and you can talk to them about what you’ve done, and how you’ve responded to the consequence I’ve given.”

This phrase works, only because my children with Reactive Attachment Disorder know I will not hesitate to call the police or take them to the hospital.

Accuse with confidence and give a consequence that does not require effort on your part when possible.

You will want to save your energy for those times when consequences without effort aren't a choice.

In the rare occurrence that you may be wrong, you can go back and apologize later.

7. Give Behaviors a Rating and Choose the Most Appropriate Response

It’s no secret that if you give a child with Reactive Attachment Disorder an inch, she will take a mile. Because of this, there is such a tendency to micromanage every single behavior.

And once you start micromanaging, your child with Reactive Attachment Disorder picks up on it and has the time of her life driving you insane.

This in turn provokes you, which then leads to poor choices on your part.

Yet, you can’t give the kid an inch, because it’s too dangerous. AHHHHH!

So, incorporating all that you’ve read, come up with a rating for behaviors specific to your child.

Every child is different. No two rating systems are likely to be the same. Even with my two RADlings, there’s a difference.

Once you’ve rated behaviors into groups, choose a consequence for each group.

Memorize it.

In the moment, ask yourself which group the behavior you’re seeing belongs to, and give out the appropriate consequence.

To read more details about this approach and how to create your own, be sure to read 4 Steps to Managing Aggressive Behavior.

8. Document. Document. Document.

No matter how severe the behavior, it's extremely important to document all that's going on in your home regarding your child with Reactive Attachment Disorder.

This documentation can be so beneficial later on when behaviors become more severe and you need a paper trail.

They can be a lifesaver when you are falsely accused of doing something you have not in regards to discipline.

Worst case scenario, documentation can save you in those moments when you didn't do your best and something unexpected happened that you reacted to in the moment.

I can't say it enough. Document. Document. Document.

My favorite way of documenting is recording all information related to The ABCs of Behavioral Analysis.  This is something that is used with children who have autism, but can very easily be adapted to children who have Reactive Attachment Disorder.

What It's All About

Disciplining a child with Reactive Attachment Disorder may have absolutely no affect on the child, but it does affect you as the parent, and all other children you have in your home.

This is why, when disciplining, it’s important to take the focus off of the child with RAD.

It’s not about them.

It’s about doing your job as a parent.

It’s about teaching your other children what is and what is NOT okay.

It’s about showing your child with Reactive Attachment Disorder how the real world works.

Good choices have good consequences.

Bad choices have bad consequences.

It's about not feeling guilty when having to deal out real world consequences for insane behaviors that you know you would never be okay with in any other circumstance.

It’s about not showing fear and following through when you need help and know behaviors aren’t okay.

It's about not becoming a victim of abuse.

And in the end, it’s about showing that a parent’s love will always be there with appropriate and healthy boundaries for all parties.

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The Ultimate Montessori Math Bundle

We have been in painting mode at our house this week as we prepare to sign papers to buy the home we’re living in. Yet, the only thing that I can think about is The Ultimate Montessori Math Bundle.

I am so proud of it. Not just it’s creation, but how much it benefits my children.

The Ultimate Montessori Math Bundle took months to create. Not because I’m slow, but because I wanted to make it perfect and that took time, observation, and a lot of blood, sweat and tears.

You see, it was specifically designed for my children. Every page, every section, every individual bundle within the ultimate bundle was created to help my kids become the best at math they can be. 

The Ultimate Montessori Math Bundle

The Ultimate Montessori Math Bundle


We’ve been a Montessori family for a long time and the traditional Montessori materials are amazing and wonderful, but my family needed more.

If you’re family is in the same situation we are, or if you’ve noticed children in your classroom need more, it’s your lucky day, because The Ultimate Montessori Math Bundle can be yours!

For one week only, Wednesday, March 21, 2018 through Tuesday, March 27, 2018 this bundle, literally 1030 pages long, is being offered for only $45.99! That’s a 70% discount from the original price.

But here’s the deal, after this week, The Ultimate Montessori Math Bundle disappears. It will no longer be available, and you’ll have to purchase parts of it individually.

All individual math bundles are 30% OFF for a limited time only!


Now perhaps you can only wish you had the means to purchase The Ultimate Montessori Math Bundle, but don’t.

Perhaps your child is only working on numbers and counting right now, and you don’t know what the future holds.

Perhaps your child has already progressed through numbers and counting, addition and subtraction and you only need multiplication and division materials.

Rest assured, we have something that’s perfect for you too.

For one week only, Wednesday, March 21, 2018 through Tuesday, March 27, 2018 all individual math bundles are 30% OFF. After this week they will go back to their regular prices.

Now let’s dig into the meat of The Ultimate Montessori Math Bundle and all its individual parts! 

The Montessori Math Bead Bar Printable Pack Bundle


Sunshine struggles so much with learning numbers and counting. She needed extra supports that could be used with the Montessori materials. She also needed more practice and variations, to solidify the skill. 

Montessori Math Bead Bar Printable Pack Bundle

This is how the Montessori Math Bead Bar Printable Pack Bundle came to be.

Every single part of that bundle is used on a regular basis in our classroom. Sunshine’s confidence has soared. She feels capable. Best of all, she’s learning.

There are so many incredible learning experiences made possible with the Montessori Math Bead Bar Printable Pack Bundle, which is only one part of The Ultimate Montessori Math Bundle.

This isn’t just something you print out once and use for a few days. These materials will last months and even years.

You can even see the bundle in action HERE.

The Montessori Addition and Subtraction Bundle


Dinomite hates math. He always has. It’s the subject area he struggles most with. Yet, I knew I needed to help him progress.

We’d been working on static and dynamic addition and subtraction for years, but things still weren’t sinking in and both of us felt horrible about it.

I knew I needed to develop some way to build his confidence, encourage practice, and help him progress, with the proper incentive in place to make it happen. 

Montessori Addition and Subtraction Bundle

This is how the Montessori Addition and Subtraction Bundle came to be.

I started with the simplest most basic problems, creating fifty equation cards. Then I added a mathematical step and created another fifty equations. This went on and on until every little step had fifty equations cards.

I laminated and hole punched the cards, grouping each set of fifty together with a ring, placing them all in a basket on one of our classroom shelves.

I told the boys, for each set of fifty cards they completed correctly, going back and fixing mistakes if needed, they could earn an hour of media time.

Wouldn’t you know those boys practiced math every day, completing a set of fifty cards as quickly as they could, for weeks, until all were completed.

At first there were a lot of mistakes that needed to be fixed, but over time I saw mastery. This was a first for Dinomite.

Now had I had this bundle to use when we started this learning process years ago, things would have gone so much smoother.

Thankfully, now I do, and through the process of completing all the equation cards, Dinomite has been able to memorize math facts when before he couldn’t.

He’s developed confidence and started to enjoy math for the first time.

He doesn’t avoid it any longer. He asks for more.

This is what the Montessori Addition and Subtraction Bundle did for him. Whether your child is just learning, and you use the bundle step by step through that process, or you need extra supports for a child who is struggling, this bundle can help!

For Bulldozer, who LOVES math, it was something he looked forward to everyday, because he never ran out of his favorite work.

The Montessori Addition and Subtraction Bundle is also included in The Ultimate Montessori Math Bundle.

The Montessori Multiplication and Division Bundle


And now that all of my three older children have finally mastered all addition and subtraction concepts, we’re moving forward with multiplication and division, including the processes of teaching about long division and remainders.

I admit, I’ve been anxious about it. It has taken my kids so long to feel confident with their mathematical abilities. 

Montessori Multipliction and Division Bundle

This is why I decided to create the Montessori Multiplication and Division Bundle.

Every single small step to understanding multiplication and division is broken down with a set of fifty equation cards to practice with.

The bundle is created to be used over an extended period of time, once again lasting months if not years.

Like all the other bundles mentioned, the Montessori Multiplication and Division Bundle is designed to be used with Montessori materials, each number color coded by place value to help with order and provide extra visual cues.

This is especially beneficial for Princess, as she still relies heavily on Montessori materials to do her work, and to provide the extra tactile component she needs to function at her best.

But if the child prefers not to use the materials, or you don’t have them, they are not required.

Once again, it too is included in The Ultimate Montessori Math Bundle.

I am so thankful to have all of these materials to use for years to come. Dinomite, Bulldozer, and Princess may be using them now, but Sunshine will use them as she progresses as well.

The Holiday Themed Math Clip Card Bundles


Speaking of Sunshine… Have I ever mentioned her obsession with holidays before? Sunshine lives for them. When she discovers one is near, she instantly asks for holiday themed work on her learning shelves. 

Holidays Addition and Subtraction Clip Cards Bundle

Holiday themed work motivates her. It helps her feel that her work is special. This is why I created the Holiday Addition and Subtraction Clip Cards Bundle.

No matter what math facts she’s working on, I can print out pages with the corresponding holiday theme, add some fun holiday counters, and voila! Sunshine is tickled pink.

I can also group all the math fact clip cards together for any holiday and place them on our learning shelves for review.

That’s exactly what I’ll be doing with the older kids as we move forward with multiplication and division. They have learned all their basic math facts but need a refresher. 

Holidays Multiplication and Division Bundle

Easter multiplication and division clip cards from the Holiday Multiplication and Division Clip Cards Bundle are being printed out today!

The holiday bundles are so versatile, and I love that they include ALL math facts for every holiday. They’re such an effortless way to add more fun to learning math concepts, especially now that I have them ready for every major holiday of the year!

They are also included in The Ultimate Montessori Math Bundle.

Get Your Ultimate Montessori Math Bundle today!


It is so hard to come by great math resources and printables, especially those designed to be used with traditional Montessori materials.

Have I also mentioned how hard it is to come up with so many problems for your child to practice in order to arrive at mastery of the skill?

Everything you could possibly need is right here! I can’t think of a better one stop shopping deal for all of your preschool and elementary mathematical needs.

Don’t wait!

Purchase your own copy of The Ultimate Montessori Math Bundle today!

Or purchase one or more of it’s amazing parts individually for 30% OFF.

There is no need for a special promotional code. Discounts have already been taken off.

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