Being a Montessori mom is one of the most rewarding ways to parent. If you haven’t heard of Montessori I URGE you to check it out. You can learn more about Montessori here.
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When I think about Montessori I usually think about all the benefits it brings to my daughter but today I want to talk about what benefits it has as a mother. I could go on and on about all the reasons why I love being a Montessori mom but I will stick with my top picks for today.
Is it just me or is this not the best thing ever? I love not having to constantly buy batteries for dead toys. I love not having to listen to the same song over and over again. The less loud and flashy, the better!
The calm, peaceful nature of the prepared Montessori home creates a feeling of well-being you won’t often find in traditional homes.
This one took me a while to catch on to but now that I have shown my child respect she has done the same. We can have a conversation, of sorts, with minimal crying, screaming and tantrums because we speak to each other with respect.
Practical life activities are one of the best ways to be involved with Montessori. My daughter will wash the fruit and vegetables for me and even peel a potato! Including her in the cooking process is a win win for this family!
Since we are minimalists we don’t particularly like a lot of things piling up around the house. If there is no use for it, we don’t keep it around. This is the same for Montessori and we happily practice this in our home.
Another reason practical life skills are the best is cleaning! Having your child help in the cleanup process whether it be the laundry, the dishes, or scrubbing the tub will all lead to independence in your toddler.
Seeing as we love the outdoors so much we were very happy to adopt Montessori, a method of education that supports being outdoors and in nature as much as possible.
Independence is one of the most important qualities we can help our toddlers learn. Letting them gain confidence in independence will stay with them for a lifetime.
As I mentioned above, independence grows confidence and that is something we strive for. Confidence is something every child will need growing up in a world of constant change.
Tell me why you love being a Montessori mom! Leave me a message in the comments I would love to hear from you.
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