Montessori parenting is just as difficult, if not more so, than traditional parenting. Do you ever ask yourself “Why am I struggling with parenting?” or “I love my child so why do I feel guilt, loneliness, and like I’m not enough sometimes?”. We have all been there as parents and caregivers. We want to ensure we are welcoming these difficult conversations to bring awareness as well as relief to those experiencing it.
Junnifa is an AMI trained Montessori guide for the 0-3, 3-6 and 6-12 levels. She is the founder and head of school at Fruitful Orchard Montessori in Abuja, Nigeria. She has three children who are being raised using Montessori principles from birth. Her Montessori work includes guiding children at Fruitful Orchard, mentoring teachers, and supporting parents in implementing Montessori from birth. I love to inspire parents around the world to bring Montessori into their lives. Junnifa is the co-author of “The Montessori Baby” and is currently working on “The Montessori Child,” both co-written with Simone Davies. She also serves on the board of the Association Montessori Internationale.