As busy parents, we manage life all day. Bills, groceries, schedules, work, and our children. Our children are our greatest joy and, often, challenge in life. Managing discipline in a Montessori home can be a bit more interesting with the added philosophy of child centered methods and conversation. Today I would like to share with you some helpful resources to help you manage discipline in your Montessori home.
I always find it helpful to know the why when I’m using a Montessori concept with my children.
The Montessori Foundation has an informative article on The Montessori Approach to Discipline.
Montessori for Everyone has Liberty and Discipline in the Montessori Classroom with great ideas for using Montessori discipline in your Montessori home.
Many times in our home if we are having a difficult day it is because someone hasn’t had enough sleep. Sometimes it is me, sometimes it is my kids. But I find a healthy sleep pattern can create a happy home without a spoken word.
The Baby Sleep Site gives a lot of great information on setting up a Montessori floor bed and stories from other Montessori bloggers.
At Home with Montessori gives help with setting up baby’s 24 hour schedule.
Lisa from Confessions of a Montessori Mom answers some parent questions on bedtime issues.
Our own Heather from Golden Reflections Blog is a wonderful help with understanding children. Her occupational therapist background gives a helpful view inside our children’s mind and body. Here are some posts I found helpful while working with management in my own home.
Problem Solving Discipline and Sensory Processing is a great article with discipline setup help and parent questions to be sure you understand your child’s behavior.
How Screen Time and Sleep Effect Your Child’s Behavior is one of my favorite articles. Sleep schedule are important for everyone and a good rested family works well together. As busy as we all are, resorting to hours a day of screen time can be effecting our children’s behavior in ways we never intended.
Does a Child’s Diet Effect Their Behavior? has many helpful ideas including picky eaters, wheat allergies, and healthy snack ideas. All of these issues could influence how you discipline your child.
Is It Behavior or Sensory Problems? walks you through some of the differences between behavior issues and sensory problems.
Jennifer from Study At Home Mama is another of our wonderful authors here and her Montessori trained background helps us understand some Montessori specific ways to help your children through the Montessori Method.
In Jennifer’s #30daystoMontessori challenge she reviews Alternatives to “Good Job” and how this instills self discipline.
Positive Reinforcement reviews Dr. Nelson’s book on positive discipline with many great example on why to use positive discipline in your home.
Emphasizing Grace talks about one of my favorite Montessori concepts. Instilling grace and courtesy at a young age helps children with a lifelong habit of manners. Jennifer focus a bit more on helping children deal with others that are less disciplined in their manners. This frustration can be a point where many children resort to behavior that is uncharacteristic. This is a very helpful article!
Our Peace Corner is a great view into a setting up a peace corner for your children.
More examples of a peace corner on Montessori on a Budget.
Our lovely Vanessa has a great example with her post Our Montessori Routine at 16 Months of Age with lots of fun picture example of toddlers using Montessori in the home.
Do You Need a Montessori Routine for Infants? answers a tough question a lot of Montessori parents ask.
Montessori Homeschool Routine is my own research while working with my toddler on how we would work our Montessori days.
Living Montessori Now has a helpful article on Setting a Montessori Homeschool Classroom Schedule.
Confessions of a Montessori Mom helps with A Montessori Infant & Toddler Home Environment.
Living Montessori Now has a great article on How to Manage Interruptions in Your Montessori Classroom or Homeschool.
My article on Stress Free Discipline gives some concepts we use in our home to help manage discipline in a peaceful way.
Simone Davies created a wonderful infograph to help busy parents remember the concepts in the book Siblings Without Rivalry in her post that has been shared over 3.8K times!
All of these resources are here to help you while you are Managing discipline in a Montessori Home. If you still have more questions, we are always continue the conversation at the Christian Montessori Network Facebook Group.