2017 is quickly coming to a close. There’s still time, however, to look back on all the great parenting resources from the past year!
Here are the top 5 most popular articles from Guidepost Parent in 2017. We hope you enjoy them one more time before looking ahead to 2018.
1. What’s More Powerful Than Good Job?
What’s so bad about saying, “Good Job”? Educator June George explains why teachers in a Montessori classroom choose alternative words of praise.
2. The Trouble with Sticker Charts
Read three reasons why sticker charts, meant to motivate and help a child, actually undermine their natural inclination to learn!
Children learn through movement. Why, then, do grown-ups require that they sit still in the classroom? Read our analysis plus the original New York Times article on movement.
4. No Tests, No Homework, No Grades
One dad doesn’t require that his children take tests, do homework or look at grades. How did he come to this decision, and is it right for your family?
5. The More Breakable the Better
Children naturally respect breakable objects. That’s why, in a Montessori classroom, you’ll see even the youngest children using glass and ceramic. See how to incorporate this concept at home!
Thank you for following along this past year! We hope you enjoyed it as much as we did. We look forward to sharing new parenting and Montessori inspiration with you in 2018. In the meantime, enjoy 2017 while it lasts.
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