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April 3, 2020 80 min

This week I have a beautiful conversation with Junnifa all the way over 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.

In our conversation we cover:
🌿how she juggles running a Montessori school, her Montessori trainings, being a member of the AMI board, and raising 3 young children
🌿the importance of soft hands and how to talk with babies
🌿some special Montessori moments in her family
🌿building trust with her children including teaching them about telling the truth
🌿observing empathy in her two-year-old
🌿siblings - helping them take responsibility for each other and what to do if they interfere with each other's activity
🌿using baby signs with babies
🌿how we can help children build trust in self and their environment
🌿observing when there are sleeping problems
🌿favourite parts of her 3-6 classroom
🌿the brilliance of Montessori elementary including deriving your own formulas
🌿the importance of understanding the characteristics of different ages
🌿what to do when they are having a hard time
🌿AND a big announcement about a secret project we've been working on - yes, The Montessori Baby book and The Montessori Chid book! Coming Spring 2021 and 2022.

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.

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The Montessori Notebook podcast is hosted by Simone Davies. Edited by Luke Davies of Filmprov Media. Podcast art by Hiyoko Imai.

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