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    I have another question:

    Is Montessori conducive to an attachment parenting style of upbringing? I just read some disheartening info on this topic

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    Witwicky which schools are you looking at? I believe we live around the same area and I have thought about looking for my kids as well!
    I'm looking at Brisbane Montessori - it's in Fig Tree Pocket. I live in North Lakes, so it's a while away, but I figure I probably won't be living out here in a few years time so i'm not basing it around that.

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    I called enquiring about when I should enrol my nearly 3 year old in preschool and they said they don't have a wait list thankfully
    The one here goes to year 10 but to do years 11 and 12 you have to go to a main****** school.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Witwicky View Post
    I have another question:

    Is Montessori conducive to an attachment parenting style of upbringing? I just read some disheartening info on this topic
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    What did you read?




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    Quote Originally Posted by JKLandmaybeMN View Post
    Witwicky which schools are you looking at? I believe we live around the same area and I have thought about looking for my kids as well!
    I thought I should add, I was looking into Caboolture Montessori originally, but they don't have cycle 1 (3-6) from what I have read. I'm going to double check though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zombiekitty View Post
    What did you read?
    I read some personal experiences on another forum, regarding some negative comments a mother received about breastfeeding her toddler, and wanting her toddler to ease into Montessori gently (as she had previously been at home full time with her mother). The directress also suggested she wean her daughter off the breast at 6-9 months to encourage independance?? Another parent said that they were anti babywearing because it constricts movement and doesn't encourage movement and independance.

    Someone else said it's too regimented, but that doesn't seem right from what I have read? Perhaps they were referring to the routine?

    ETA: I think it depends on the school , as apparently Montessori is not patented, so anyone can use the title.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Witwicky View Post
    I read some personal experiences on another forum, regarding some negative comments a mother received about breastfeeding her toddler, and wanting her toddler to ease into Montessori gently (as she had previously been at home full time with her mother). The directress also suggested she wean her daughter off the breast at 6-9 months to encourage independance?? Another parent said that they were anti babywearing because it constricts movement and doesn't encourage movement and independance.

    Someone else said it's too regimented, but that doesn't seem right from what I have read? Perhaps they were referring to the routine?

    ETA: I think it depends on the school , as apparently Montessori is not patented, so anyone can use the title.
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    My son wasn't allowed in school full time because hed never been separate from me so they wanted to work him in slowly, and if I wanted I was welcome to stay r arrive early to ease the transition.

    We have teachers that babywear their little ones and I've never had any comments feeding my almost 3yo in her class or at pick up certainly never told to wean my children to foster independence

    In our classes it's all very supported you support them to be independent we don't push them and say see how you do. It's all about support and helping them to learn it's ok to be independent, it's not clashed with my approach or any of the other mums who are more AP than me

    As far as regimented goes I'm not sure, at our school mornings are structured and afternoons more self led so you start with the sessions that suit your child best. (we are an afternoon family at the moment) things do have a routine and there is teacher led class time but that's never been a problem and my son often does individual work as he didn't cope well with circle time to begin with so as long as he wasn't distracting he was welcome to do something constructive with his time .

    I do still mean to come back when kids go down to write more properly but didn't want to leave this xx

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    My two children go to a Montessori kindy here in Brisbane. I absolutely love it. It offers them every chance to learn, play and work as an individual, choosing their own activities and also participating in group play.

    I am thrilled with their learning and progress and I did a lot of research prior to putting them into this school. You should to the websites and have a good read and visit your local centre.

    I feel it beats "regular" mass run kindy's as each child is really catered for as an individual. Staff turnover at our kindy is nil, which is a great positive. Teachers love it which reflects on the children.

    They also learn vital life skills, serving morning tea or afternoon tea to their class (they take turns) washing up their dishes after use, always cleaning up after themselves. They know that if they are doing an activity that it's theirs to do and complete in their own time, they respect each other and their teachers.

    Extra curricular is also great. They bring in qualified music teachers, sports teachers, as well as people from the community (firefighters, police, reptile show and awareness - to name a few)

    95% of children finishing their pre prep yet at our Montessori can read and write.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mummykitty View Post
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    My son wasn't allowed in school full time because hed never been separate from me so they wanted to work him in slowly, and if I wanted I was welcome to stay r arrive early to ease the transition.

    We have teachers that babywear their little ones and I've never had any comments feeding my almost 3yo in her class or at pick up certainly never told to wean my children to foster independence

    In our classes it's all very supported you support them to be independent we don't push them and say see how you do. It's all about support and helping them to learn it's ok to be independent, it's not clashed with my approach or any of the other mums who are more AP than me

    As far as regimented goes I'm not sure, at our school mornings are structured and afternoons more self led so you start with the sessions that suit your child best. (we are an afternoon family at the moment) things do have a routine and there is teacher led class time but that's never been a problem and my son often does individual work as he didn't cope well with circle time to begin with so as long as he wasn't distracting he was welcome to do something constructive with his time .

    I do still mean to come back when kids go down to write more properly but didn't want to leave this xx
    Phew, thank you for that! That's exactly what I wanted to hear. Everything i've read states how it's supporting independance, so those viewpoints seemed out of place. I suppose it depends greatly on the school. I love how your school worked your son in slowly, that's exactly what I wish to do with my son.

    I look forward to reading your response later...i'm getting a little bit excited about all of this! (no pressure )

    Quote Originally Posted by Laurenk View Post
    My two children go to a Montessori kindy here in Brisbane. I absolutely love it. It offers them every chance to learn, play and work as an individual, choosing their own activities and also participating in group play.

    I am thrilled with their learning and progress and I did a lot of research prior to putting them into this school. You should to the websites and have a good read and visit your local centre.

    I feel it beats "regular" mass run kindy's as each child is really catered for as an individual. Staff turnover at our kindy is nil, which is a great positive. Teachers love it which reflects on the children.

    They also learn vital life skills, serving morning tea or afternoon tea to their class (they take turns) washing up their dishes after use, always cleaning up after themselves. They know that if they are doing an activity that it's theirs to do and complete in their own time, they respect each other and their teachers.

    Extra curricular is also great. They bring in qualified music teachers, sports teachers, as well as people from the community (firefighters, police, reptile show and awareness - to name a few)

    95% of children finishing their pre prep yet at our Montessori can read and write.
    Thank you so much for your response. It sounds wonderful. Having teachers who love their job is very important to me, as I agree that it really reflects on the children - I imagine that most Montessori teachers would be this way as they are obviously passionate about it to have gone on and specialise in this area. I had several teachers in primary school who were very bitter and you could just tell they didn't like being there; I remember not wanting to be there myself because it was such a boring and negative environment. I would like to avoid this with my own children.

    I really love the part you mentioned about serving morning/afternoon tea and cleaning up after themselves - that's really lovely. I have heard of some (maybe all?) Montessori schools where the children all contribute food for the day, which is lovely too. The extra-curricular activities sound like ones which my son would love


 

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