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

Journal, Preschool Years

Whose Opinion Is It Anyway?

It’s human tendency to categorize and sort information in ways that we can meaningfully process. Classifying things helps us be efficient – it’s the reason behind aisles in supermarkets, categories in libraries… even our houses have rooms which group objects functionally. So I can understand the temptation to apply this kind of classification system to… Continue reading Whose Opinion Is It Anyway?