NAMC montessori freedom is not permissiveness. Young girl painting a rainbow

To let the child do as he likes when he has not yet developed any power of control is to betray the idea of freedom.
—Maria Montessori
The Absorbent Mind.

Dr. Montessori was very clear: we should not grant children freedom until they have learned to follow the rules. But many Montessori teachers and parents are at a loss at how to set or enforce those rules. After all, aren’t we supposed to follow the child?

Following the child does not mean allowing the child to do whatever she wants, whenever she wants.

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Cosmic Education: Helping Montessori Parents Raise Environmentally Aware Children

“… the first thing his education demands is the provision of an environment in which he can develop the powers given him by nature. This ...

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