Over time, we have received a few inquiries about managing toddler behavior. What we find most alarming in the nature of some inquiries is that what may be very natural behavior at this age is, at times, considered problematic. It seems that these inquiries focus on discipline and control of the child, when in fact it may be more appropriate to return to the principles of Montessori. This brings our attention to the very special role that parents, educators and caregivers have in the lives of very young children.
As much as possible, NAMC’s web blog reflects the Montessori curriculum as provided in its teacher training programs. We realize and respect that Montessori schools are unique and may vary their schedules and offerings in accordance with the needs of their individual communities. We hope that our readers will find our articles useful and inspiring as a contribution to the global Montessori community. © the North American Montessori Center - originally posted in its entirety at Montessori Teacher Training on Friday, February 24, 2012.