Practicing Practical Life
- helping our children to be independent,
confident and happy in everyday life -
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We consider contact with nature and positive attitude towards Earth’s resources key aspects of human life. Accordingly, we decided to publish this eBook to celebrate the Earth Day.
We would like to draw your attention on fundamental topics regarding our planet and help you communicate the importance of sustainability to your children. We believe that - as Maria Montessori said:
“What the hand does, the mind remembers.”
Thus, we compiled ideas for activities that will give children the possibility to a hands-on experience.
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Who is behind the e-book?
And why do we do what we do?
My name is Lucie. I have founded the website MontessoriParenting.org and its online courses because I believe we all want to parent and teach with love and respect. We all want our children to be happy, healthy and with the best possible future. This is why I think we need to parent and teach also with knowledge. Parents and teachers with more knowledge engage in higher-quality parent-child interactions, use more effective parenting strategies, and participate in more developmentally supportive activities with their children.
I am a mother of two, Veronika and Jakub. Both children are my motivation for self-development and social engagement in the world. They were also the beginning of my journey to Montessori. I never believed in traditional educational and parenting methods, which are often based on some kids of rewards or punishments. I was searching for a respectful approach to parenting, based on supporting the inner motivation of my children. Montessori gave me answers to most of my questions - communication issues, educational and social development, etc. That is why I decided to go on with my training in this field.
Since my teenage years I was engaged in developmental activities in Kenya and in Guinea. Today I run an NGO called Centrum Dialog, which is supporting education of thousands of children. We have helped to built more than 12 schools for children who have a difficult background story. This experience also made me believe that education is the only way out of poverty.
I wish to ensure that the educational practices around the world develop in the best interests for the children. I want to make the Montessori method affordable to everyone, as I believe Maria Montessori originally wanted. Through my activities I want to support projects that change lives of children who need some kind of help because of their life circumstances.