Monthly Archives: March 2012

The punishment

Some months ago I heard from my daughter she was put in time-out, because she had been noisy during the ballet class. It had happened more than once so the teacher decided that for some minutes she had to stay … Continue reading

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“Help me do it myself”

Have you ever heard about the Montessori education? Maria Montessori, an Italian physician and educator, revolutionized children education methods in the early nineteen century. Her concept is based on giving children independence, freedom within limits, and respect for their natural … Continue reading

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Blackmail or compromise

Usually children want here and now what they ask for. And they always prefer to delay to better times what they dislike. This is a key point in education, I think: how to teach effectively to wait for what they … Continue reading

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London plans

How to plan an amusing trip with children. I believe that the key for sharing a pleasant holiday with someone is to have a few common interest. This is almost true with adults, but it is definitely so with youngster, … Continue reading

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The pink tooth

Settling my little girl to sleep is a daily joy. The agreed scheme to induce sleep involves the alternation of short readings in English, tales of witches and fairy in Italian and the most curious “free talk” where offhand she … Continue reading

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Dear Alice. An open letter

My sweet Alice, I love you. And I thank you. I thank you when you smile inspiring me with happiness, when you tell the truth infusing me the confidence, when you sing cheering my heart, when you hug me and … Continue reading

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