12 Invaluable Tips From Maria Montessori On How To Become A Better Parent
June 6, 2019 14:19 By Fabiosa
It’s not always easy to be a good parent. Although many people think that raising a child is pretty simple, this can be as far from the truth as it gets. Parents often don’t know how to properly respond to their kids’ behavior, how to explain certain things, and what to do to raise their child to be a good, well-rounded person.
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If you are asking yourself these questions and ready to become the best mom or dad for your kids, we invite you to reap the benefits of Maria Montessori’s tips on parenting. The works of this famous physician and educator of the 20th century were not only intended for the good of the children, but they were also meant to become an immeasurable source of wisdom for parents. With this tool, you can show your offspring the right direction:
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- Children always learn from their surroundings and the parents are their best role models.
- Encourage your child often, and he or she will undoubtedly have a high self-esteem.
- Children who grow up confident learn to trust others more easily.
- Children who are often criticized learn to condemn and judge others.
- Parents who ridicule their children often will make them shy.
- Children who feel supported and safe will grow up confident.
- Do not speak poorly of your children, neither in their absence nor in their presence.
- Always respect your children even if they make mistakes. Everyone makes them. Your child will learn to correct them one day.
- If a child often feels shame (especially if it comes from the parents), he or she will learn to always feel guilty.
- Always listen carefully to your child. Answer if she or he asks you a question and reply to comments.
- When children understand that their opinion and ideas are always (or at least frequently) accepted, they feel good.
- Always help children if they need assistance and stay clear when they don’t.
Embrace these simple tips and remember that love, respect, protection, and dialogue are your best allies in raising a child. We also encourage you to share this post with other parents so that they can benefit from these pieces of advice.
The material in this article is for informational purposes only and does not replace the advice of a certified specialist.