Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Steps to Parenting the Montessori Way: Part 2

  • Make both going to bed and getting up a calm and pleasant ritual.

  • Teach grace & courtesy in the home.  Model it.  Use courtesy with your child and help you child to demonstrate it.

  • Look at family pictures together.  Help you child be aware of his/her family, names, and relationships.

  • Refrain from laughing at your child.

  • Teach your child about your religion and allow them to feel a part of it.

  • Spend quality time with people of different ages.

  • Always tell the truth.

  • Alert the teacher to anything that may be affecting your child--lack of sleep, exposure to a fight, moving, relative visiting in home, parent out of town, etc.

  • Teach your child his/her birthday.

  • Talk about art, visit statue gardens, and make short visits to museums and look at a couple of paintings.  Make it meaningful and enjoyable.  Don't overdo.
Excerpt from Tomorrow's Child Magazine, September 2012

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