Episode 014

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"How do I help my child build the inner compass for purpose and action?"

"How do I get my child to be more independent and self-sufficient?"

This week, I chat with Marion Geiger, the Head of School of Capucine Montessori, a French-English Bilingual Wildflower school. We discuss how to foster agency from autonomy in preschoolers to inspired independence in older students. We discuss:

  • Myth in the notion of agency in children

  • How trust and boundaries promote agency.

  • Benefits between long-term gain versus short-term convenience.

  • Tips on how to "sit on your hands" and "be the railing of the bridge" for your children and students.