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Montessori Children Don't Throw

When my son was around 14 months old, he started throwing things: toys, silverware, food, you name it (although he wisely never threw a glass!). My first instinct should've been to stop and observe him to find out why he was throwing. But instead, my ego got the best of me and I began thinking: "You shouldn't be throwing; you're a Montessori child!" As if a floor bed, cloth diapers, and a weaning table were a vaccine against normal infant developmental phases.

It took many throws before I...

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