Buddhist practice in child rearing

Having a young child, I constantly struggle with priorities, and balancing the wants and the needs. I have always inclined to Buddhism, but I find very little time to delve into serious study and practice, it’s more like a subject I am fond off and is close to my heart. I came across a very nice…

To be or not to be – Montessori vs. Mindfulness

Over the last months, I had a chance to get a bit familiar with the subject of mindfulness. Being new to that concept, at least methodologically, the best I can describe it is, simply – living in the moment, be present in the situation that is happening. The mind likes to wander. After reading about…

Thinking about spring

After several very busy weeks, the deadline for a project deliverable finally came, and this weekend was a reward for me. I spent it at my mum’s house. While my mum and Ema were cooking and baking – something they love to do, I went flower shopping. I was roaming the flower shops of my…

Montessori’s sensitive periods

In Montessori, there are so called “sensitive periods” in the life of a child when the child demonstrates an interest in a particular knowledge or skill, and is able to spend a lot of time deepening that knowledge. It seems that, it can be also brought by the circumstances. We fought with a series of…

Mental note: Keep your advice to yourself!

That’s a harsh beginning, isn’t it? That’s what I learned to tell myself when I was trying to adapt the Montessori principles in various situations. The Montessori approach allows kids to explore and use their owns ways to explore. A very good example is the very simple act of taking kids outside, for a walk. Me, being…