Jun 09 , 2023
What Montessori learning curve has been the biggest for you?
What do we learn along the way and why do we begin with Montessori?
There aren't, in my opinion, any bad reasons to begin implementing Montessori at home. It's possible that we have the wrong idea about it, thinking that it's only a way to study academics or that it's only about attractive wooden toys.
But there is definitely a learning curve with Montessori!
Your main response when I asked what the hardest aspect of using the method has been and what you have learned along the road was "patience"
Waiting for our child to do the task independently, waiting for the tantrum to pass, and waiting to see some outcomes after presenting, directing, and setting an example. Being a parent and practicing Montessori are both patience games.
Realizing there is no quick fix. that it requires commitment and time. that a youngster is still young and that learning takes time for him. We also need to practice patience with our kids and the process.
Then, you had a couple additional responses.
IT HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH MY CHILD, BUT WITH ME!
We begin by considering how we may support our child using Montessori. And many people learn along the line that it's about us—how we parent, how we set an example for others, how we develop personally, how we prepare the environment, how we respond to our child—among other things.
LEARNING TO INTERRUPTE LESS
It's very challenging to just watch and sit on our hands! We wish to support as parents! Furthermore, most of us have experienced correction throughout our lives, making change difficult. But maintaining focus is important, and kids learn by identifying and fixing their own errors.
MONTESSORI IS not "Just" a tray of activities. A MOVING CHILD ALSO CONSTITUTES A MONTESSORI CHILD
Because of social media, Montessori has gained a lot of visibility, but we are unable to depict a child in action or everything that goes on behind the shelves and trays in actual life. However, a youngster that moves, talks, explores nature, and interacts with people is also a Montessori child.
I'M AFTER MY CHILD
Comparing our children to others is alluring. It is tempting to evaluate what knowledge a youngster of this age ought to have. The wonder of Montessori is that everything is focused on your UNIQUE child, though!
GIVING MORE FREEDOM AT FIRST, THEN REALIZING I NEEDED TO SET LIMITS!
As charged, guilty! I find it simple to grant freedom but difficult to impose restrictions. It greatly aids to concentrate on safety—for my child, other people, and the environment!
THE MONTESSORI I'VE APPLIED TO MY ADULT LIFE IS MY BIGGEST LEARNING CURVE!
In order to be able to guide my children, I had to become more Montessori in my own life, which was for me the biggest learning curve. I am disorganized and a mess. However, Montessori encourages me to become even more Montessori!
When I realized that I was lacking the Montessori principles in my own life—order, simplicity, organization, focus—I began to truly understand it. Everything got easier and I was a better parent to my own kids after I started to organize my life and declutter.
LIVE UP TO YOUR FULL POTENTIAL!
I was able to recognize that I wasn't living up to my ideals after embracing Montessori. I was falling short of my own potential. Although it was a difficult realization, it encouraged me to pursue my goals, and now I am in love.
My belief is that my children will reach their full potential if I give them freedom, respect their natural development, and indulge their interests. They are still young, so only time will tell.
I realized I hadn't achieved my potential when I decided to raise my family on a Montessori philosophy. I sadly recalled all of my childhood dreams that were dashed by my parents' anxieties, societal norms, and academic standards.
I sobbed about my abandoned goals and felt hopeless about the time I had wasted trying to live up to other people's expectations. And after gathering myself, I began to concentrate on my own potential while, I hope, setting a wonderful example for my kids.
Describe your biggest Montessori learning curve in the comments section if you agree with those learning curves.