This week I have a beautiful conversation with Junnifa Uzodike in Nigeria. You may know Junnifa from her blog, Nduoma or instagram or her school, Fruitful Orchard Montessori. You’ll leave this episode feeling inspired to either parent in a more Montessori way, maybe take a Montessori training, or simply to be more calm and present in whatever role you are taking on right now.
I also talk about what we can do to keep our children’s love of learning alive. And answer a listener question about why Montessori children seem to be very strong-willed.
This week’s question
“In my Montessori experiences as a mom and teacher, I observe that Montessori children, especially our own three kiddos (ages 5, 3, and 1) seem to have a strong sense of independence. In my chats with other Montessori moms, we consistently ponder if this is because we respect the will of the child more and so our children do tend to be more headstrong and want to test limits more, especially with us…OR is it just their personality 🙂 So far, we talked with a few seasoned Montessori teachers and no one seems to know the answer to this question! Do you have any thoughts on this? Thank you Simone! Your work is such a gift!”
- Montessori coat flip
- Junnifa’s website, instagram, and school
- AMI training
- RIE training
- Decanomial square
- Mainly Montessori with Pilar Bewley
- The Montessori Baby book – coming Spring 2021
- The Montessori Child book – coming Spring 2022
A photo of Junnifa and I
from April 2019