Quantcast
Montessori - Page 3 - Beyond.ca - Car Forums
Page 3 of 3 FirstFirst ... 2 3
Results 41 to 50 of 50

Thread: Montessori

  1. #41
    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Location
    Calgary
    Posts
    502
    Rep Power
    7

    Default

    Originally posted by G


    You're the exception not the norm. I have seen first hand in my family what some of these parents are like and how unhappy the kids are. My two cousins both moved across the country for school and never came back. They are not on speaking terms with their Dad. The Dad and I suprisingly have a pretty good relationship and he tells me he regrets not letting them pursue their own interests and forced what he thinks will do them good down their throat. He is super lonely now....holidays, birthdays, Chinese NY they are alone in their huge house because their kids will not come home. One's an engineer with a failing marrage because of daddy issues the other is a career student that doesn't know how to make a cup of tea.

    I am going to let my kids try a lot differents sports and music but they will have to pick at least one of each on their own to pursue further.
    I disagree about being the exception but it's difficult since different people can take different levels of pressure. I also know a family who put intense pressure on the kids with extremely strict rules and expectations. Of the 3 children only one really rebelled to any extent.

    Otherwise, of all the asian families I know of none resent their parent's to the point of your example. They all have examples of one thing or another. Maybe something they didn't particularly like but I would expect every kid has some examples of not liking their parent's choice for them. Overall though most still have relationships with their parent's to some extent.
    Originally posted by R!zz0
    Did Calgary have a riot in 2004?
    Originally posted by rage2
    Just boobs. That's how we party.

  2. #42
    Join Date
    Sep 2012
    Location
    Calgary, AB
    Posts
    594
    Rep Power
    8

    Default

    All I know is that my two daughters need lots of formal activities, because holy fuck they have a lot of energy.

  3. #43
    Join Date
    Jan 2013
    Location
    Calgary, AB
    Posts
    1
    Rep Power
    0

    Default

    Anyone heard or tried the TLC program thru CBE?

    http://www.cbe.ab.ca/programs/choices/prog-tlc.asp

  4. #44
    Join Date
    Sep 2012
    Location
    Calgary, AB
    Posts
    594
    Rep Power
    8

    Default

    Originally posted by cdnpip
    Anyone heard or tried the TLC program thru CBE?

    http://www.cbe.ab.ca/programs/choices/prog-tlc.asp
    Yeah it's basically the opposite of Montessori.

    I like to call it "old-school". Popular with immigrants. I think it's horrible.

  5. #45
    2002civic's Avatar
    2002civic is offline Held my GTI hostage and got unbanned
    Join Date
    May 2003
    Location
    Calgary
    My Ride
    19 SQ5/19 Passport
    Posts
    1,846
    Rep Power
    10

    Default

    Man it's weird coming on beyond and looking for child advice, but now I'm posting about my son...that being said my wife is all about the Montessori based learning.

    He's only 7 months, but we're looking at bright paths that has the montessori program for his daycare.

    Anyone have any recent experience with this?

    Pros/cons?

  6. #46
    Join Date
    May 2002
    Location
    Calgary, Alberta
    My Ride
    (maah raahde)
    Posts
    5,797
    Rep Power
    23

    Default


  7. #47
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Location
    Wildflower Ranch
    Posts
    1,544
    Rep Power
    18

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by 2002civic View Post
    This quote is hidden because you are ignoring this member. Show Quote
    Man it's weird coming on beyond and looking for child advice, but now I'm posting about my son...that being said my wife is all about the Montessori based learning.

    He's only 7 months, but we're looking at bright paths that has the montessori program for his daycare.

    Anyone have any recent experience with this?

    Pros/cons?
    All Montessori schools are different. You really have to visit them and see for yourself.
    Buy my mom's Testhla and get a free Public Mobile referral code from ES. https://forums.beyond.ca/threads/412...-AWD?p=4884182
    Faster, smarter, and more fun to drive than a 2017 VW Golf R, a 2007 Porsche 987 Cayman Sport Chrono, 1976 triumph tr6 classic; 2017 Subaru Forester XT Limited, 2009 Black Acura TSX, 2002 Bordeaux Red Mercedes-Benz CLK55 AMG, 1993 Mazda Miata and 2007 Honda S2000

  8. #48
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Location
    Your Mom's House
    Posts
    282
    Rep Power
    0

    Default

    All three of my kids went to the Montessori in Westhills (unsure if it's still there). They were great as far as I could tell, though I wasn't really involved too much outside of "there's a thing you have to go to".

    They encouraged us to put our middle daughter in Westmount Charter afterward and that's been great for her, though she's heading to a different high school for basketball next year.

  9. #49
    Join Date
    Nov 2002
    Location
    Calgary
    My Ride
    Two from Freemont
    Posts
    9,150
    Rep Power
    20

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by 2002civic View Post
    This quote is hidden because you are ignoring this member. Show Quote
    Man it's weird coming on beyond and looking for child advice, but now I'm posting about my son...that being said my wife is all about the Montessori based learning.

    He's only 7 months, but we're looking at bright paths that has the montessori program for his daycare.

    Anyone have any recent experience with this?

    Pros/cons?
    What I've learned is every kid is different. Try everything.

    Our son went to Montessori pre-school at Killarney. Dropped out. He was bored as he couldn't get enough attention. I know Montessori is child led, but materials and guidance matter.
    Went to Waldorf, dropped out. It was terrible.
    Went to the Springbank pre-school and would only go if a parent waited outside the entire time. He had fun here. haha.

    Went to kindergarten no problem.

    Daughter went to Edelweiss. Dropped out.
    Went to a preschool in Wildwood. Dropped out.
    We gave up after this.

    Went to kindergarten fine.

    Basically, just because you think Montessori is the best, doesn't mean your child will agree. If you are ok with you kid crying the entire day (litterally), then force them to do what ever you want. We were not ok with that. Some parents are. I wouldn't judge a parent who is ok with it.
    My Tesla referral link: https://ts.la/moon14483

  10. #50
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Location
    Calgary
    My Ride
    A Gallardo from SDS (hahahaha)
    Posts
    555
    Rep Power
    6

    Default

    Beny's right - Don't get hung up on a specific 'program' from pre-school and just find something the child will engage with. The feedback we've received from our kindergarten teachers is that the most important skills a child will learn in pre-school are all social... independence, conflict resolution, etc. This is particularly important for kids that haven't otherwise been well socialized in daycare or with siblings (i.e. the only child, or oldest).

    We haven't done any Montessori, but my understanding is that it can be quite influential on the child's learning habits & patterns, which may not jive with the structure of early elementary school... I'd want to be sure that I wasn't undermining my child's future (actual) education for what's essentially glorified playtime.

Page 3 of 3 FirstFirst ... 2 3

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •