Education Archives

Raising a child also means educating them, helping them learn the rules of life necessary to live harmoniously with others in the communities we live in, and most importantly, helping them become independent adults. In addition to these aspects, in this category we also talk about kindergarten and school.

The first entry into society: kindergarten

Paolo Borinpsychologist

How can we help our child cope with such an important first step as entering kindergarten? Transmitting calmness and security in the previous months, because the calmness of the adult is clearly perceived by the child as well

“It’s all mine!”: infantile egocentrism

Chiara Borgiaeditor of Uppa magazine

Angry little girl

The little one does not yet know that there is a distinction between himself and the world and therefore focuses exclusively on satisfying his own needs. In general, in the first years of life, the child is busy building his own experience of reality

Working with children

Chiara Borgiaeditor of Uppa magazine

The teacher plays with the children in the kindergarten

To work with children, it is not enough to love or make them play. It is an extremely delicate and complex profession, which cannot be improvised and which requires not only personal qualities but also sufficient professional training

I know what I want… help me make it happen

Annalisa PerinoMontessori educator

Little girl watering plants independently

How can we respect children’s desire for independence and autonomy and at the same time help them acquire new skills? Let’s see it together

School progress: to be ‘first’ or not?

Elena Ravazoloeducator

Children in a primary school classroom raising their hands

Italian law allows children to enroll in primary school at the age of five and a half if they turn six by the end of April of the reference school year. But how do you know if a child is ready to enter elementary school early? Let’s see it together

Children’s privacy: navigating the ages

Annalisa PerinoMontessori educator

Child hiding behind a curtain for privacy

Why is it important to protect children’s privacy and teach them to respect the privacy of others? How should parents behave when children express desires for autonomy, independence and confidentiality? Let’s see it together

Between “yes” and “no”: the important thing is consistency

Francesca PericaMontessori teacher

The little girl sulks because she got a no

It is not always easy for parents today to learn to say no to their children. However, it is important because only by constantly measuring permissions and refusals do we teach our children to be truly free

Kindergarten and kindergarten: how to make the right choice

Chiara Borgiaeditor of Uppa magazine

Kindergarten or kindergarten classroom with blackboard in foreground

Enrollment in kindergarten or kindergarten is often the child’s first experience of prolonged separation from their parents and vice versa. To experience this transition more peacefully, it is important to be confident about the educational structure you have chosen. Let’s look at some tips

You can never be too careful… are we sure about that?

Claudia Ottellaeducator

Little girls run safely in the mud

If it is true that risk avoidance is a conscious and necessary action, an outraged vision of the child as an extremely fragile being and with an intelligence so underdeveloped as to not allow him to properly assess situations of potential danger, is a symptom of a society in which the sense of reality

I don’t want to be in the car seat!

Chiara Borgiaeditor of Uppa magazine

Kids rebelling against car safety rules

To prevent children from rebelling against the necessary safety rules imposed by their parents, we can organize the activities of our home and family so that obligations and prohibitions are not excessive and do not hinder their development and independence .

Be a man: get excited!

Valentina Alice Tomasellidevelopmental psychotherapist

Training children in a type of masculinity based on strength and power creates insecure teenagers and adults. We would do well to replace the ‘masculine’ model with new forms of identity that include the freedom to be oneself

Some call them “the terrible twos”

Marisol Tremoreducator And Francesca Zanellaeducator

Little girl snoring during "terrible" two years

It is a period of profound changes for the little one. Like all evolutionary phases, it has a beginning, middle, and end, but it remains a phase that needs to be understood and handled carefully to lighten the burdens.

Children’s “no”: what to do?

Stefania NettiPsychologist

The child is crying

Through contrast the child experiences a sense of self that is separate and distinct from others. It is up to us adults to guide him in the most appropriate way in this delicate phase of development

Slap the kids: it’s always wrong

Valentina Alice Tomasellidevelopmental psychotherapist

The little girl cries after the slap

When our children get angry or we lose our temper, we may be tempted to respond with a slap. But it is never the right solution and the results are always negative

Evil or prejudices?

Alessandra BortolottiPsychologist

Child in his father's arms

In our country, cultural and biological standards do not always coincide and there are many prejudices related to the care of newborns. Let’s find out more

For truth, for pretend: parents and children play together

Chiara Borgiaeditor of Uppa magazine

Dad is playing with daughter

Play is not the prerogative of childhood, but runs throughout human life. When children ask us to play with them, we too benefit from the special relationship that is created

Let’s give the kids their time back

Sergio Conti Nibalipediatrician and scientific advisor to Uppa

children-autonomy-their time

Children need “their time” to be able to learn by observing, but also to be able to learn by making mistakes and thus understand and achieve their goal

I do, I make mistakes, I learn

Annalisa PerinoMontessori educator

-make-mistakes-learn

What children need are opportunities to train themselves to be punctual, careful, orderly and calm, and strategies to do even better. Sterile scolding from an adult, therefore, is completely useless

The child is the master of his body

Annalisa PerinoMontessori educator

child whose body is washed during the bath

The child’s body is often treated as an object by adults who come into contact with it. Instead, we should let the little one decide how, when and how much to open up to others, without pressuring him but inviting him to the meeting

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