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March 13, 2020 63 min

I had so much fun in this episode catching up with Heleen who used to come to my Montessori playgroup here in Amsterdam with her daughter Josie. We hear all about the Montessori principles they still use in their home now that Josie is 6 and even though Josie doesn't go to a Montessori school. We have a beautiful conversation covering:

  • Montessori at home
  • their Montessori spaces
  • conflict resolution between children
  • the grey cloud of early motherhood for Heleen and how she got through it
  • involving Josie in daily life - her favourite, folding laundry!
  • heading outdoors in the city
  • how they used a Montessori floor bed
  • keeping our own sense of self during parenthood
  • how Josie finds having two mamas
  • couch time - something we all need to do to stay connected if we have a partner
  • and more 

I also loved talking about how I'm not a perfect Montessori teacher or parent. I'm making mistakes still, reflecting on them, seeing if I can do better, and just keep doing my best. And I answer another listener question.

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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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