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Journal, Preschool Years

It’s a Big Bad World Out There

The husband had a work-baby at the same time that we had G. This left me (mostly) all alone at home with an infant for the first two years of G’s life. While she was happy on her own for short stretches when she was at home, any time a stranger was introduced, or we… Continue reading It’s a Big Bad World Out There

Journal, Preschool Years

Failure-Proofing Our Children

Dr. Montessori believed that normalized children were joyful, self-regulated people who could make choices, concentrate, and work together respectfully. She said that the ultimate aim of the pedagogy was to get children back to this state, wherever necessary. If you saw something in a child that was a ‘deviation’ from this state – inability to… Continue reading Failure-Proofing Our Children