Below is a list of quotes and articles we have garnered that provide us with daily inspiration.
“The goal is not to punish, but to teach.” -Janet Lansbury?
“Discipline must come from liberty. We call an individual disciplined when he is master of himself, and can, therefore, regulate his own conduct when it shall be necessary to follow some rule of life. Since the child now learns to move rather than to sit still, he prepares himself not for the school; but for life: for he becomes able, through habit and practice, to perform easily correctly the simple acts of social or community life.” – Dr. Maria Montessori
“Another observation of supreme importance is that the child, when captivated by a piece of work, repeats the same series of movements time after time. This proves that the external aim [is] only a stimulus. The real aim was to satisfy an unconscious need , and this is why the operation is formative, for the child’s repetition was laying down in his nervous system an entirely new system of controls, in other words, establishing fresh co-ordinations between his muscles co-ordinations not given by nature, but having to be acquired.” –Dr. Maria Montessori
“Crying is a baby’s language-it is a way to express pain, anger, and sadness. Acknowledge the emotions [the] baby is expressing. Let him know he has communicated. Do not just try to stop the crying. Respect the child’s right to express his feelings, or moods. –Magda Gerber, Dear Parent: Caring for Infants with Respect