About us

Welcome! I’m Maren Schmidt.
With my newsletters and workshops you’ll find tools to use immediately in your relationships with children.

In my Kids Talk Newsletters and Workshops you’ll discover practical, put-it-into-action advice and insight about children.

You’ll learn time-tested techniques based on proven child development principles that you can start using right away!

You’ll be able to tap into my over thirty years of experience gained as I worked with children, and their families, as a parent, Montessori teacher, Girl Scout leader, Sunday School teacher, Montessori school owner and administrator, parenting coach and workshop leader.

If our children could verbalize what they need from the adults in their lives, the information in my newsletters, workshops and books is what our children would want us to know.

Working with children may be the most important adult role we’ll ever have.

I want to help you create adult-child relationships that are joyful, satisfying and productive for a life-time.

In my Kids Talk Newsletters and Workshops you’ll get time–tested tips to start using today to create loving relationships. Parent, teacher, grandparent, caregiver… Kids Talk is for you.