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Montessori Quote of the Day

Quote for 5 May 2021

I do say that ‘don’ts’ are far less effective – indeed they are often definitely harmful when they fill a young child with fear or resentment – than providing him with some alternative activity at which he may work joyfully, forgetting all about the previous activity or behaviour which you were anxious for him to stop.

Maria Montessori, Maria Montessori Speaks to Parents, p. 28