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Montessori Quote of the Day

Quote for 30 June 2020

The first idea that a child must acquire on order to be actively disciplined is the difference between right and wrong; and it is the duty of the instructor to prevent the child's confusing immobility with good, and activity with evil, as happened with the old kind of discipline. It is our object to train the child for activity, for work, for doing good, and not for immobility or passivity.

Maria Montessori, The Discovery of the Child, p. 56