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Montessori Parenting: Unveiling the Authentic Self

Dr. Jim McFarland; Sonnie McFarland

Verlag: Shining Mountains Press, 2010
ISBN 10: 0975488708 / ISBN 13: 9780975488706
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Inhaltsangabe: Montessori Parenting is for all parents who want a happy child! Learn how to create a peaceful and loving home. This book shows parents in simple terms how to implement successful techniques to enhance cooperation. The Montessori Parenting approach is masterfully described in this easy to read book. Each chapter features review questions for reflection. Be a happy parent, live with a happy child! Montessori Parenting: Unveiling the Authentic Self has been honored by the Independent Book Publishers Association. We were recognized as a top book in the parenting category. Award winning authors Dr. Jim & Sonnie McFarland provide a groundbreaking contribution that transforms lives. They weave together important thinkers like: Dr. Maria Montessori Abraham Maslow Daniel Golman Mahatma Gandhi Sri Swami Rama Marshall Rosenberg Thic Nhat han Mihaly Csikzentmihalyi Adults learn how to work with children effectively. The Montessori Parenting book teaches techniques that help parents. Be a happy parent, live with a happy child! When we say Montessori Parenting , it is simply a term we use to describe a style or approach to working with children. It is not necessary to be familiar with the Montessori educational system. Everyone can reap the benefits outlined in this book. In This Book Learn To: Be calm and confident with children Constructively respond to children s behavior Help children develop inner discipline Enhance children s authentic nature Compassionately communicate with children Create environments that enhance children s natural developmental process When parents observe without judging great things can happen Our children are freed to open the doorway of imagination. They can thrive. Each chapter of Montessori Parenting: Unveiling the Authentic Self offers a Suggestion for Follow Through . This is the second prompt from Chapter Three, The Child s Authentic Nature . Did you miss any of the earlier posts in this series? Don t worry, click here to catch up. Today s Suggestion for Follow Through from Montessori Parenting: Unveiling the Authentic Self. Parents Observe Without Judging. Just watch! Record reflections in your Parenting Journal. parents need to look beyond the surface. When I remember to see my kid s Authentic Self, it is empowering. It gives them the opportunity to take charge. It opens the doorway of their own imagination. Let s look at a concrete example from my reflections on Parents Observe Without Judging. Recently my son got his Driver s License. In an effort to foster communication with his sister, I ve asked him to coordinate with her about getting rides. A couple of nights ago my study was disturbed by loud voices. My initial reaction was to break it up. Instead, remembering my Suggestion for Follow Through, I observed without judging. My anxiety urged me to take some deep clearing breaths. As my breath calmed so did my nerves. Right about that time an awareness of laughter came to my ears. It was mixed in with the strident voices. Why was I surprised? My children were working it out. They didn t need me to go rescue them and break it up. It was my own ego that felt the need to do that. Looking back there have been too many times to count when my ego did intrude. At these times my children were robbed of the opportunity to work it out independently. Not judging means keeping our own ego out of our observation as parents. Judgement is contempt prior to investigation. Of course this does not mean that there is never a time for parental intervention. Especially when they were younger it was more needed for me to intervene in their affairs. Even that night events could have gone differently. If the situation had become worse I would have asked them to bring it down a notch .

Über den Autor: At Shining Mountains Press we believe in the natural beauty of life, our work is about creating a culture of peace. This means building sustainable cooperative communities that value the spirit. Real peace means inner peace. If anyone wants to know about us, we re all about encouraging all people to honor their own Authentic Self. Even more importantly, learn to see the light of truth in others, especially children. As a family owned business, we work together to shape a future of peace. This hope is based on teaching peace to children, teachers and in our homes and schools. If we want a culture of peace we must discover it within ourselves first and then model that peace to others. In the spirit of one step at a time makes good walking we wish you well as you become the peace you wish to see in others. Sonnie McFarland Director/Consultant 2011 American Montessori Society Living Legacy Sonnie is recognized around the globe as one of the foremost visionaries in the field of education for peace. As a world renowned consultant she has lectured on many topics. Community building, effective parenting, adult centering techniques and peaceful living skills are relevant topics. She has worked in education for more than forty years. This experience includes being a Montessori classroom teacher, head of school and consultant. She is active on many boards and educational committees. She has written and published articles for magazines and has authored several books. In March of 2011, Sonnie was honored by the American Montessori Society as the 2011 Living Legacy. She was recognized for herwork in the field of peace education, community building and classroom management. The American Montessori Society is the largest governing organization for the Montessori community and bestows this honor once a year on an individual who has made significant and positive contributions to the Montessori community. Sonnie began her fascinating journey with children in 1969 as she became a mother and Montessori teacher within the same year. While wondering what career path would bring her interests and passions together, she found Montessori s Own Handbook. Within the first chapter, she knew that she had found her life s work educating children for peace. With a Bachelors degree in Sociology from Brigham Young University completed, Sonnie earned her American Montessori Society teaching credential in 1969. She has taught in early childhood classrooms for over twenty years. She founded and directed the Shining Mountains Montessori Children s Center in Pueblo, CO. After eight years in this role, she served as Head of School at the Montessori School of Denver for over a decade. She is a past member of the American Montessori Society (AMS) Board of Directors as well as the Association of Colorado Independent Schools (ACIS) Board of Directors and is currently the chair of the AMS Peace Committee. Sonnie authored the AMS Peace Education Position Paper. The whitepaper outlines the critical elements that foster education for peace in classrooms and schools. Sonnie is the author of two books: Honoring the Light of the Child: Activities to Nurture Peaceful Living Skills in Young Children and Shining Through: A Teacher s Handbook on Transformation. In addition she co-authored a third book with her husband Dr. Jim McFarland, Montessori Parenting: Unveiling the Authentic Self. She has also written numerous professional articles that have appeared in Montessori Life, Holistic Education Review, The Montessori Reporter, Montessori International & Children of the New Earth. She is highly sought after as a consultant. She works in the areas of peace education, adult centering skills, community building and effective parenting. She also leads workshops, and school retreats. Sonnie is well regarded for her powerful keynote speeches

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