I love everything I’ve learned about the Montessori method. And although I’m struggling with keeping the house neat and a more peaceful environment Milo can thrive in, I see the benefits immediately when we put in the extra effort. I loved this article when I read it a few months ago and I’m glad I’m reading through this blog again now that Milo is 18 months.
It’s often frustrating to tell a toddler not to do something and have them almost immediately and seemingly defiantly do it. I had to deal with this tonight with Milo throwing his food off his plate. It’s so frustrating and I want to punish him but he doesn’t have words to tell me he doesn’t want the food so this is how he expresses himself. He also is completely driven by impulse. Maria Montessori describes the stages of obedience and they really make sense and I see them in Milo. Working on natural consequences and redirection with Milo all the time and reminding myself how old he is when I’m at my whits end haha. Hope some of you enjoy the article as well! This is a great montessori blog for anyone interested in it!