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?
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
Parents & teachers from G's school meet monthly to discuss sections of Dr. Maria Montessori's writing. We started with chapters 2, 3, 8 & 9 of 'The Child in the Family.' It's a (relatively) easy introduction to Montessori concepts at home. A couldn't make it to the meet so I created this cheat sheet for… Continue reading Montessori Says: My Key Takeaways from ‘The Child In the Family’
We’ve all seen the tear jerkers like Taare Zameen Par, where children are hurt by India’s rigid educational system and their parents’ traditional approaches to learning. We’ve been moved to tears by every IIT/IIM alum on earth deciding they were pressured into going that route and deciding to write books instead (why God, whyyyy?). So… Continue reading Montessori Education: What Does It Even Mean?