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Montessori Quote of the Day

Montessori Quote

In nature, mothers take their newborn children in their arms. A baby’s neck is weak; his head falls forward like a person praying; it is a natural position. The child needs contact with his mother in these first days. The mother is not just clean flesh. She is the mother and she has something that only she can give him. We may call it vibrations. Whatever it is, the child needs this help; these vibrations help his new life. All mammals hold their newborn close to their bodies during the first period.

Maria Montessori, The 1946 London Lectures, p. 111