Why do I raise my son the way I do?
I want him to be compassionate.
I want him to practice a peaceful way of life.
I want to teach him how to be independent.
I want him to help take care of the Earth, and its people, plants, and animals.
I want to encourage his senses of creativity and spontaneity.
I want him to be able to share the love he has in heart with others.
I want him to see the world. I want to show him as much of the planet as I can now, so that when he is grown-up, he will continue to explore.
I want him to know diversity. I want him to have friends of all backgrounds, all races....
I want him to feel good about himself. I want him to be proud of his actions. I want him to feel comfortable in his own skin.
I want him to feel brave enough to "do the right thing," even when "doing the right thing" is difficult to do.
These are just a few of the many reasons I have chosen a Montessori education for my son.