Episode 18: Making Sense of Montessori with Jeanne-Marie Paynel

jeanne_marie_paynel Have you heard the buzz about “Montessori” but aren’t really sure what that means? Is it a parenting style? A type of school? Sunit interviews the founder and CEO of “Voila Montessori” and they discuss how to prepare your home and adapt your child’s environment for optimal success and growing great humans.


Jeanne-Marie Paynel M.Ed Founder and CEO of Voila Montessori is a Parenting Mentor and Home Consultant. She empowers expectant parents, caregivers and parents of young children to prepare their homes for children to thrive during the early years of life. She believes that a supportive and peaceful atmosphere at home will allow every child to develop as an independent and confident learner. She combines her three passions: Montessori, Conscious Parenting and Positive Discipline.

Montessori is an educational method that is based in the understanding that we all have an innate need to learn, and that children are capable of knowing what they need to learn and learning it.


The Montessori method allows children to learn on their own. Jeanne Marie thinks Montessori starts with conception…the womb, birth environment, and growing environment are all contributing to a child’s development.


Join Sunit and Jeanne Marie as they discuss:


-preparing and adapting your home for a new child and the four areas of your home you should focus on

-the importance of trusting that your child has their own timeline, and not comparing them to other children’s timelines

-how parents can be guides to their kids and not servants

-how to lessen your feelings of “so much to do” by encouraging and involving kids at every stage

-unschooling vs Montessori

-Montessori “approved” toys through all stages of early life

-what advantages the Montessori method provides for children


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