Being a Montessori Parent
Being a Montessori Parent is a special experience and can even be transformative. Getting immersed in the theory and methodology behind this education, you begin to reflect about your own upbringing and how you are approaching other human beings in your world, including your own children.
Dr. Maria Montessori deeply encouraged that adults in the home environment learn how the methods can develop your child to become that productive and happy citizen in society.
Here are some aspects that Dr. Maria Montessori focused on for adults working or raising children:
Educating the Whole Child
Freedom within Limits
Understanding the Absorbent Mind
Fostering the Child's Independence
Experiential Learning & Auto-education
The Adult as the Guide
We invite you to read this wonderful Presentation called A Change Within: Removing Obstacles to Development by the executive director of Association Montessori Internationale (AMI), Lynne Lawrence, who touches upon our own important work as adults in our children's world.
We also encourage parents to visit Aid to Life, which is a wonderful resource for parents for advice, including how to apply Montessori at home. Another great resource is Montessori Seeds, which offers great articles, podcasts, and videos.
We will be doing Parent Seminars during the school year, where we will touch upon the role of being a (Montessori) parent, children in regards to education and health, as well as the world of Montessori.