Thoughts cont.

Do you follow the child or is the child following you. Do you support the child’s personal development or is the child following your ideal thought of development ?

Do you help the child to be able to help him/herself or do you help the child to help to maintain the inflicted standards?

What is the aim of education? What does one want to achieve? How can we help to give children the ability to be critical, questioning and solution finders?

What do we do and what do we give to them, pass on and help them to build a solid foundation to be able and confident enough to survive in this world?

What is it what we do…?

Thoughts

If we call our adult mentality conscious, then we must call the child’s unconscious, but the unconscious kind is not necessarily inferior. An unconscious mind can be most intelligent. We find it at work in every species, even among the insects. They have an intelligence which is not conscious though it often seems to be endowed with reason. The child has an intelligence of this unconscious type, and that is what brings about his/her marvellous progress.

The Absorbent Mind

Maria Montessori