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Thank you for visiting 'Inside the child' and hope that your time spend reading my blog is educational. It includes my thoughts and approach to a child, based on the Montessori educational philosophy that emphasize on independence, freedom within limits and learning concepts of working with materials hands-on, rather than by direct instructions.

My favorite quote by Dr. Maria Montessori “There is in every child a painstaking teacher, so skillful that he obtains identical results in all children in all parts of the world. The only language men ever speak perfectly is the one they learn in babyhood, when no one can teach them anything!”
As a Children's House Montessori teacher, it is my pleasure to share my experience with children of ages 2 1/2 - 7 yrs old, and how small little things makes a big difference. Enjoy reading. Thank you.

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

A hug a day keeps tears away

copyright - Divya Jain
True, hugs can be magical. Some children love to be hugged all the time while others when they do a challenging work. It's interesting to notice how children can be so unique. One child will give you a hug every day, other will need a hug when s/he is sad and other will just simply hug you because you look beautiful. Wonder, if you noticed that hugs are so natural with children as compared to us, the grown ups !

We should not forget that we have a child or children around us. Children who are so pure, innocent, fragile, tender, and naughty at the same time. They need to know all the time that they are not alone, and the hard work they are doing has been done with others too. It's like that there is a solution to every problem and the hug gives all the answers. It is an old saying that "your heart knows it all." What we have to do is be connected to our heart and let the mind, heart and body be in sync. This sync somewhere motivates to focus, stay calm and think again. And, we get our solution to our problems. But somebody should be there to hug, to tell that it's ok.

Children have curious minds and they are always learning from their environment. And there will be moments when they will need a little direction, help, guidance and limits, it's like how we have road signs on the road to tell us when to turn right/left only or a speed limits. The same way we create an environment around children by giving directions and forming limits. Both ways, they need a hug. Limits frustrates anyone, children too and they need a hug to tell them it's ok, and that's how we learn and help maintaining discipline.

A hug tells it all. It gives children strength, hope, smile, happiness and there life suddenly becomes beautiful. So, keep your hugs always ready for your child/ren.

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