Thursday, March 4, 2010

Quote of the Moment

(Originally posted at Rational Jenn)

This quotation from Maria Montessori hits on one of my personal parenting principles, Err on the Side of Freedom:

“Discipline must come through liberty. . . . We do not consider an individual disciplined only when he has been rendered as artificially silent as a mute and as immovable as a paralytic. He is an individual annihilated, not disciplined.”

I got the quotation from this website, but it doesn't provide the original citation that I can see. I hate that. Anyone know where/when she said this?

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