The Developing Will

Reposting for those of you with little ones with big wills! Going back to school brings about a whole slew of mixed emotions. As parents, it’s hard for us to leave the school when our children are upset. This is a great article to help give you the peace of mind that your child will be OK with time and consistency!

Healthy Beginnings Montessori


A child’s transition to a new room can be quite overwhelming. From meeting all of their new friends and teachers, to memorizing the daily routine and expectations of the room, it can be a bit much for a young toddler to take in all at once. For some, it can take several weeks or even months until they are fully comfortable with their new environment. As parents, it’s heartbreaking to hear our child cry out with emotional distress after being dropped off in the morning. You think to yourself, “Why are they so upset?”, “Did I do something wrong?”, “Are they crying because they’re unhappy at school?”. We blame ourselves. And that’s completely normal.

Our little ones transition within the community all throughout the year, when they reach the appropriate age. It’s heartwarming to see a new child enter the community. The older children take it upon themselves to greet the younger ones each…

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