Thursday, January 29, 2009
Kelly vs Maria Montessori
Maria Montessori, whom I have the utmost respect for, believed that a child comes into this world a "Sponge" longing to absorb knowledge and if placed in the correct environment will learn and react to the world properly without any adult interference. Well, I am coming to believe that children are born feral and it is our duty to socialize them and domesticate them. My dear little boy today was a holy terror at the baby playground. He is already blocking other children from using equipment, pulling and pushing other kids to stop them from using something he is using, and has been hitting more and more. I thought at first, "He can't possibly be trying to actually hurt people!" But now I think he might be doing these things on purpose. I thought he was too young for intentional actions like that! I can see I am in for a long road ahead of public fits galore, and lots of embarrassment.