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Role Modeling During Early Childhood: The Adult in the Prepared Environment

Lorena Seidel


We are role modeling during challenging times. Whether you are a parent, a teacher, or a homeschool mom, you may have noticed that our whole paradigm is shifting and so is our vision for the future. The old authoritarian model doesn’t work any more; instead our children deserve a foundation as valuable as the one Maria Montessori envisioned which is based on a peace model. Children not only need the physical environment that supports their potential expansion but also the healthy and nurturing emotional environment provided by the adults.

We are a powerful influence on our children, so…Where do we start? How do we prepare ourselves?

I would like to share tools to:

  • understand and use emotional intelligence
  • stay calm during tough times
  • communicate compassionately and effectively
  • Identify and nourish the child’s innate gifts

If we want to “be the change we want to see in the world” (Mahatma Gandhi), we need to work on ourselves first.


Lorena Seidel

Lorena Seidel M.Ed. is a Social-Emotional Learning {SEL} Consultant, a certified Montessori teacher, a trained Positive Discipline Educator, a Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction {MBSR} teacher, and a mother of three. Lorena helps parents to stay strong, calm, and remain effective even during the most stressful moments. She teaches adults how to become social-emotional coaches for their children. Lorena has transformed the home-life and the parent-child relationships of thousands of families!

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