I have spent a fair amount of time hiding behind my various masks and not showing up in my life and in Montessori. It seems to be a trend in the world of education where the bar can be set really high. While I can’t speak for others, I know some of my reasons for not showing up were related to fear.
Negative feelings toward our loved ones from time to time and ourselves are something that we all experience. Often these negative feelings are a result of something that is missing and are especially amplified when we are tired or burnt out. However, sometimes we just feel stuck in the negative and it becomes all consuming. Hours and days go by and those negative feelings (of frustration, guilt, sadness or whatever they may be) seem to really set in. That’s when it can be helpful to see the negative in a different light.
I recently had the opportunity to be on an Alumni panel for my former Montessori training center. As graduates we were asked to speak about our varied experiences with the Montessori training and life after the training… In effect, why Montessori? The one takeaway that I returned to for prospective students time and time again was that Montessori is an amazing educational philosophy and practice, but most importantly is a way of life.
I’m thrilled to share these kid friendly activities in and around San Diego compliments of San Diego mama blogger, Tanya Perez. Be it enjoying the outdoors or providing learning experiences for your little ones, these kid friendly activities are sure to do the trick. They are fantastic experiences for children of any age and a must do for any family in the San Diego area.
I remember the first and only time that someone implied I wasn’t “good with kids.” I was shocked, hurt and horrified. Worst of all, I questioned if this person was right. The questions ran through my mind... “Am I good with kids? What am I doing wrong? Why do others seem to have it all together? And what happens if I’m not ‘good with kids’?”