We love this post from the Montessori Notebook on “10 Ways We Can Show Respect To Our Child”. Being a model of honesty to our child - even if it’s embarrassing at times, our vulnerability will show them that we trust them and they will be honest with us and trust us too. This can also mean apologizing when we get something wrong instead of blaming someone else. This does not mean that the adult is not in charge. We will set a limit when needed. Not passive. Not aggressive. But in a respectfully firm way.
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