Before Montessori school, I can admit that my child was a bit “clingy.” It was easy to fall into a pattern of doing things for him… It seemed easier that way. However, each night I worried that my child would struggle to learn how to do things by himself. Surely, there was a way to teach him to become independent. That is when I researched Montessori schools in my area and we decided going that route was a great option for our family. It was the absolute best decision that we could have made – for all of us! Even during the first week, my once timid child became more aware and confident of the things he was capable of.
When my son began attending Montessori school, he instantly became involved in his own care. He helped me pack his lunch each night after dinner, got a pair of pajamas and his bath supplies, and even helped me lay out his clothes for the following day. Rather than just letting me complete these tasks alone, he became a part of his own care – and now, rarely needs guidance when getting his things together for the day.
Before Montessori school, my son enjoyed crafts, but only in order to produce an end result. He could care less about what he was doing or how he did it, he just wanted to see what it looked like after the work was done. Now, I find him enjoying the process rather than the finished product. Instead of picking certain colors when painting, I find him mixing colors together to produce what he wants and enjoying the activity as a whole. He has become more hands-on in all that he does, and his eagerness to learn grows every day.
Each day I watch my son grow in his education. He is developing into an intelligent, self-sufficient human being, and I owe all of that to his Montessori education. There is nothing in the world that brings me more joy than seeing the smile on my child’s face when he accomplishes something on his own or comes up with a new way of completing a task. Montessori school has helped him gain a positive attitude and an eagerness to learn that will continue to grow with him for years to come.
Admn August 4th, 2016
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