9 year old bakes banana cream pie

I find myself often explaining to people that when I say we are a Montessori family, I’m not


Montessori is the spirit with which we approach life. It is the guide for our interactions with one another and our commitment to our community.
referring to the type of school the children attend. Sure they go to a Montessori school and in an educational setting there are very clear expectations and guidelines for implementing the Montessori Method. But Montessori is much more than that for our family.

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Shortcutting Our Kids

Imagine you were on the way out to a party and you had to stop and pick up a dessert and stop to see a sick friend on the way.  Then your spouse says, “I know a short cut.  It will definitely get us there fast!”  “We’ll have to forget about the dessert, and your friend, but we’ll get to the party faster, that’s all that matters, right?”

What will you do when your eight year old pulls out his math fact homework and asks, “what is 9×2?” Continue reading “Shortcutting Our Kids”