Seeing the True Child

Santa Cruz Montessori Primary

How do we experience love coming to us from another?  Often people will say “this person truly sees me for who I am”.   One of the most important ways to “see” another is through listening and giving the other the gift of feeling heard.  We feel that this other person gets us, he “sees” us. … Continue reading Seeing the True Child

Oh that is so Adolescent

Santa Cruz Montessori Elementary Music

The adolescent is defined as, “a person in the transitional period between childhood and adulthood”. However, the adjective “adolescent” may often be used interchangeably with “immature” or “foolish.” Dr. Maria Montessori did not see it this way. She believed that adolescents were deserving of the greatest respect as they make this great leap leaving childhood … Continue reading Oh that is so Adolescent