Self-reliance experts – Blog

This space is for parents who are seriously involved in the education of their children helping them to develop with freedom, responsibility, and security in themselves during the most critical period of childhood learning.

The articles and interviews offered periodically are based on the experience of professionals, educators, and pedagogues. Their insights can be applied to our day to day activities and that of our children, enriching everyone’s lives.

What to do with my independent…but slow creatures? Do I fasten their seat belts and quiet them to be able to work? …or do I dedicate myself with love and patience to encouraging my little ones in their effort to do things for themselves…?

By Andrea Zazurca. I don’t need to tell you that with small children no two days are the same; everything that happens is a new adventure as much for them as it is for us moms and dads that watch, stupefied by the natural abilities of these magic-filled munchkins – magic pee-pees, magic poo-poos, magic candle-lit nights… – our household happiness.

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Promoting children independence from different angles is very necessary

Interview with Montserrat Pedreira, creator and pedagogical head of Lab 0_6, by Andrea Zazurca.
Lab 0_6 is defined as “An educational space that offers boys and girls up to 6 years in age projects that get them to start thinking about science”. The goal of the project is to encourage independent action, decision making and child independence through fascinating activities related to science, dedicated to our babies and children up to 6 years of age.

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“Parents tend to anticipate the actions of their children. What if we trusted their abilities and gave them the chance to be more self-reliant?”

Article by Patricia Gaminde, children’s psychologist and psychotherapist.
The evolutionary process of children is one of constant change and development. It’s important for children to strive for independence through small daily tasks. Why not make it easier for them? Let’s give them useful and practical tools that help them reach their milestones.

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