Oregon Montessori Association

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Education is the kindling of a flame, not the filling of a vessel.

Handling Challenging Behaviors

  1. “Nothing can wear you down as quickly as a whining child.  You may think you are patient, kind-hearted, understanding and virtuous beyond vocabulary.  Five minutes with a whining child can make all those golden qualities evaporate…”  Read this insightful article by Maren Schmidt about Bottling the Whine.
  2. “Rage is one of the core emotional systems that kicks-in when we feel like we are being physically or mentally restrained… When we see our children acting in frustration, anger and rage, we need to see that as a signal that there is a problem.”  Read Maren Schmidt’s article about Dealing with Meltdowns.
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Oregon Montessori Association

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