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.
A harness for children? No thanks!
Francesca Romana Grasso
The idea of putting a leash on children, as absurd as it is, is unfortunately true and indeed often falls out of fashion. Let’s find out why this practice is harmful to the relationship between parent and child and to the freedom of the latter
Welcome to Kindergarten
Here are the changes and stimulating challenges children face when they enter kindergarten
Children and smartphones: never before the age of 3
Smartphones, tablets and laptops are widespread everywhere and it is important to be careful how children use them. Interview with the teacher Paola Cosolo Marangon
We teach children to dress themselves
Children must always be given the opportunity to exercise their autonomy, limiting external interventions. A discussion that also applies to the process of choosing clothes and dressing
From kindergarten to elementary school
Trying to make kindergarten a “small” primary school to speed up the transition to the second can be harmful because it does not put the child at the center of the issue.
First period: let’s talk about it!
In many cultures, the first menstrual period is a moment of celebration and sharing, marking the transition from girl to woman. In our society, however, it is sometimes surrounded by a climate of secrecy, secrecy and shame
The value of silence
In a society that is increasingly less accustomed to silence, it is important to rediscover its value for individual and collective growth
Nature and the child
Thanks to sensory exploration, the child collects the main information about his environment and develops. The natural environment is absolutely the best teacher for the refinement of the senses
Montessori: how to use scissors and knives
Children need to learn to handle potentially dangerous objects using real and functional ones, as replacing real tools with play tools gives the child inaccurate information
The frames with laces
Close shirts and jackets and tie shoes. Here are the frames with laces, materials designed to encourage the child’s autonomy in dressing
How has the father’s role evolved?
Let’s see how the father’s role has changed over time: from authoritarian to evolutionary, who compares himself to the mother, accompanies the child as he grows up, but is able to say “no”
Saying “no” helps children grow
It is not always easy to say “no”, but it is important to be able to do it when necessary: in this way the child’s development is promoted. Let’s see why
Montessori, Pickler, autonomy and freedom
Like Maria Montessori, Emmi Pikler, a Hungarian pediatrician at the beginning of the twentieth century, also considered the natural motor development of the child, recognizing his learning autonomy and the risk of adult interference in the development process
Montessori: sensory letters for language development
During development, children go through different sensitive periods: times when they are particularly sensitive to acquiring certain skills. Let’s see how to use “sensory letters” in the language acquisition phase
Montessori method: sensory materials
Maria Montessori did not want to define her teaching proposal as a “method”. rather he preferred to use expressions such as ‘help for life’, support for child development
Technology user guide: from 6 to 12 years old
We try to know the interests and tastes of our children and accompany them in the discovery of creativity and the possibilities that technology can offer, establishing some rules