Good evening everyone......I see on the net the excellant father Prince William is being to his son, by talking to him at his level...something he was told to do also. Yes, i treminds me the Montessori" method that I sent my son for two years...and they had kids at that age tha tcould make thier beds in the morning...of course the bed was on the carpet and the bedding was an comforter...but compared to other kids...these kids did spectacular things at their young age.
Even the public teacher couldn't aprehend them and failed them in many ways in public school. To be an montessori teacher you have to have an public school liscense to teach and then go and take 2 more years of Momtessori teaching besides that. Most the students in their classes have parents that never send them to public schools, they are taught "Privately" and many from all around the earth also. They basicaly self- teach themselves. They chose an task of thier liking and are shown the proper way to do it, and work at it, until they are comforatble they know the task and then move on to something else. The little kids by the time they make it to an montessori class room are often taking their computers apart and putttin gthem back together again. But under kindergarden, they place emphasis in living in an house...and things needed done there correctly, like opening and shutting drawers, carrying water without spilling it, setting the table for lunch, helping with clean up after meals. Picking up clothes on the floor....though I imagine many of these things the Royals have an housekeeper do for them daily.
When they get older, they learn about the earth with this special map...it has things on it that make it very unusal..rather they say on an map..this is an "lake" it will be in three dimension so they can go to the lake and feel iit's depth and features, note it's coloring, notice how to determine how big it is also....same goes for mountains, hills, vallleys, rivers. volcanoes, and plateau's. Ths is where they will learn to follow water downhill if they should get lost. Mostly though stop and sit down where your at.... to be found by others. Though they are taught for the most part, never leave your parents side. They also will go into climate and changes also.Seasons of the year...this probably they will be 4 or 5 years old...they are not pushed...as said they self-teach themselves when ready. The teacher is thier "guide" to what they want to learn. The the moon, stars, and animals. At thsi stage they will start introducing mathematics to them also. Meausurements...and they do an lot of cooking in learning it. Just all kinds of things they learn. When I had to send my son to public school, as this is anot in-expensive schooling.....they told me he was two years ahead for his age, and several years ahead on his understanding his world he lives in. But he got an man teacher(Robert)....and he had an problem....this teacher was "traditional"...kids sit there and say nothing until asked, they raise thier hands and do explictly as told. He much disliked my son's getting up to go get his school books as he was taught to do in montessori, and he would interrupt hsi teacher if he had an question...and it go tto where he was repremanded more the taught anything...so we took him out of his class....and that was the start ofhis teachers pegging us and him into an trouble maker....I was so sorry I didn' t leave him in Montssori classes. When he talked out of hand, instead of asking him what he wanted, he got an "pink" slip"...so many pink slips yousit in the principal's office....need I say more. Three years down the line he was falling behind in school because they would set him out of the classroom for disturbing it. You know, by the time my son was 10 years old, he had travelled the entire United Sates toruing most all it's historical areas an museums...including WAshington D. C. But thsi is an little town that never dreamed past what someone told them to dream. Later on the city would incorporate the Montessori method into all the kindgarten teaching.....but for us.... it was to late. Now you know why some kids make it and others don't ...it's all in what they are allowed to do. Who their mentors are also...and if they really care about them.
I wrote some about this also with the Native Americans...whom feel so lost trying to learn an education where byall they are told is they are wrong, and must follow "Eurpoeans"...whom these days they hate greatly for it. The newer generation is an bit better these days thanks to computers though. But many of the things they hold dear to their hearts as being special in the tribal ways are discarded by the outside world. It si very hard for them to feel accepted and this dam pipe line they forced them to accept across their reservation...how would you like someone come to your house and say...well, we have to split your house in half because we need big bucks (money) and its the only way we can get it is to deny your your property rights....that's what they did to them recently. This leaves the kids feeling like their world is what ever any one else wants to destroy...they have no respect and no voicein thier own life....so they have no respect either....and have had one of the highest school drop out rates over the years. Why stay where your not wanted. Yet they have important things to teach us....ever read the book from Austrailia callled "Walkabout" Where this woman joins the aborigines, first thing she must do is give up all her jewerly...but she does go with them, and learns incredible things, like how to set an broken leg with an pouch of women's monthly meneses, that cures it enough in two days the person can walk with only an cane. Where as conventional medicine, it would of taken six weeks to get to that stage. They teacher how to survive with next to nothing as they "walkabout" living off the land. But anyway...two worlds so very different.
I was so very glad though to see Prince William taking an very important aspect to his fathering for his little son...by coming down to his level. His mother would be proud of him for it. Learning the act of being humane to others will help save our world when we need it most...when he is respected, he will show others respect as an leader some day also. Our kids are so precious to us...we need to interact with them more then we do.
I must get going for now...I did some shopping today.... both for groceries and some other things I needed an kind of got behind in ways...and I'm tired now...so talk to you tomarrow. .