Promoting children’s self-confidence and independence
new 7th ed. published 2022. 272 pages Rights sold: China (Simple)
Parents learn how to incorporate their babies’ natural development forces in order to lay the foundations for self-confidence and independence. »Natural education«, »responsibility« and »trust« are right there in the foreground, and the principles of Montessori education are taken especially into consideration. A new chapter shows how it is possible to accustom infants from birth not to do their business in a nappy but just to do it on the toilet.
Many parents slow down their children rather than encouraging them – and as a result: children lack self-reliance, there are unnecessary conflicts and stress for parent and child. Based on the Montessori education theory, Rita Messmer shows how parents can make many things much easier. One particular focus of this new edition is on the nappy-free method which now has many adherents around the world.
• Over 30,000 copies sold in Germany
• Inventor of the »nappy-free method«
• The subject of natural education with many practical examples