April 14, 2020
Now that many of you are confined to your homes due to the pandemic, you have a wonderful opportunity to interact with your child. Steven R Covey, the author of The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People once wrote this advice to parents: "I think that the most significant work we do, in our whole world, in our whole life, is done within the four walls of our own home."
I think Maria Montessori would agree with this quote. Parents are the true teachers of their children... you are your child's first and most natural teacher. The family model is a natural learning cycle. Your child has a strong inner motivation to learn in a natural and unforced way. Your parenting forms children's core belief about themselves at the very beginning of their being. You are their role model. It is my belief that this is the most important job you will ever have. So enjoy these days you have with your child and, let me remind you, you child will grow up quickly.