Sometimes it is about listening to what your mentee has to share.  Listening while they explain the math process to you.  Giving them your complete attention while they complete the math operation.  This builds their self-esteem, as your confidence in them circles around to build their confidence in themselves.  That confidence then fuels the energy for the next challenge, the next lesson in their path. This is what a Montessori education can offer your child – both the older and the younger one – the opportunity to be together in kind and nurturing relationships.