Theresa is a mother of two and owner of Montessori In Real Life blog and Instagram. Today we’re talking about how to take principles of the Montessori philosophy and applying them into our home. There are a lot of practical ideas as well as Theresa’s own story of growth.


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Key Points from this Episode:

  • Montessori is providing an environment that allows children to be self-motivated, curious, and confident in their own abilities. They are respected for who they are individually, and, in return, learn to respect others.
  • Having an open floor plan can allow family members to be together without needing to be doing the exact same thing.
  • Having a kid-friendly house does not mean it cannot be beautiful and enjoyable for adults too.
  • Montessori and home can be quite different from Montessori in the classroom.
  • Foster the natural desire toddlers can have to want to clean up.
  • You can arrange a closet in your home similar to how a classroom would store their materials to make for easy rotation.
  • How we show up for our kids really affects how the kids show up for the day.
  • Making time to refresh ourselves away from our kids weekly makes a big difference in being able to give of ourselves to our children.

Connect with Theresa

Instagram: @montessoriinreallife

Website: montessoriinreallife.com

Resources

Montessori Home Tour

The Power of Showing Up by Daniel J. Siegel and Tina Payne Bryson (affl link)

The Whole Brain Child by Daniel J. Siegel and Tina Payne Bryson (affl link)

Montessori From The Start by Paula Polk Lillard and Lynn Lillard Jessen (affl link)

No Drama Discipline by Daniel J. Siegel and Tina Payne Bryson (affl link)

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