Inspired by a question Swati (@mayas_amma) asked on her stories. I think at some point as you grow up, whether you're a parent or not, whether you want to or not, you start seeing parts of your parents in you. Or, you do all you can to ensure that you don't. My parents were conscious… Continue reading Do gentle parents raise gentle parents?
Another change that is likely VERY apparent in your 6-12 year old is their complete lack of order. G was a toddler who used to freak out if the forks in the cutlery drawer weren't in their section and aligned exactly alike. For the last year, guess where she puts her fork? She has no… Continue reading Second Plane Montessori: Lack of Order/Cleanliness in Your 6-12 Year Old
There's an up-side and a flip-side to pretty much every change you can expect with your 6-12 year old. Let's start with the most obvious of changes: the ones you can physically see. Your child is less likely to fall sick at this stage, their immunity is at its best. But. Thanks to baby chub… Continue reading Second Plane Montessori: Physical Changes in Your 6-12 Year Old
Humans may not go through the metamorphosis caterpillars do when they become butterflies… but most parents with a ~6 year old child will tell you that they seem like a completely different person to the child they knew before!In her observations, Montessori wrote about this noticeable shift in ‘planes’ as the child neared the age… Continue reading The Montessori Second Plane: What to Expect Between 6-12 Years
Around the time G joined school, all her besties were having brand new siblings. She informed us that all they did was poop and sleep, and that she’d rather have a puppy. The infants slowly grew more interesting to these lofty preschoolers. At 3, G was saying things like, “Maybe we can bring home a… Continue reading Preparing Siblings for Adoption