A quote of the week (How to support concentration)

For me-mother and us-parents to remember:


 

Deep concentration is normal for human beings. Because it represents a normalized state, it results in relaxation and contentment in the individual. Montessori described children after periods of this type of work as peaceful, happy, even rested and refreshed, showing a marked generosity of spirit that was not apparent before. […]

For this playful alteration to develop, children need both structure and support. […] Support comes from the emotional atmosphere at home. A positive mood in the family allows children freedom from distraction and stress of negative emotions. A negative atmosphere means that parents are not giving the support necessary for their children to develop a capacity for deep engagement and flow in their lives. /p. 35 “Montessori from the start”

 

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