Self-discipline is a key concept within the Montessori method and is closely linked to the principles of independence, self-regulation, and normalization. Maria Montessori believed that self-discipline emerges naturally in children over time when they are given the freedom to choose and engage in meaningful activities within a prepared environment.
Self-discipline refers to the ability of a child to control their behaviour, focus their attention, and persist in completing a task even in the face of distractions. Montessori observed that children develop self-discipline when they can concentrate on an activity for extended periods, understand and follow the rules of the environment, and correct their own mistakes.
- 1Montessori Quotes on Self-Discipline
- 2Research and Critiques on Self-Discipline in Montessori
- 3Comparison to Other Methods
- 4Glossary of Montessori Terms
- 5Please help to translate this page into your local language