Sunday, August 28, 2016

Parents and their Relationship with their Children


BACK TO SCHOOL READING FOR THE PARENTS!
Montessori trained educators believe in creating learning environments, curriculum, and relationships with children based on scientific knowledge of how children learn, thrive, and grow into healthy, highly-functioning adults.
Below is a new book recommendation for parents with children of all ages, on the latest research related to an equally important topic, the parent and child relationship.
Recommended Reading:
THE GARDENER AND THE CARPENTER
What the New Science of Child Development Tells Us About the Relationship Between Parents and Children
By Alison Gopnik
302 pp. Farrar, Straus & Giroux. $26.
Overview:
Research tells us that children are naturals at learning, playing, and innovating and that those actions need to be allowed to happen rather than forced to happen.  The author's advice to parents is to "loosen up and let them do their thing". “We can’t make children learn,” she writes, “but we can let them learn.”  

NY Times Review:
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/08/28/books/review/gardener-and-the-carpenter-alison-gopnik.html?_r=0