Dr. M Montessori Said That the Child Develops Himself by Living and Wrote About It Using the Term “the Secret of Childhood.” Describe What She Meant by That.

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The child is believed to hold a secret. After much research, this secret is the potentials that a child is naturally born with. The child is known to be a spiritual embryo, possessing qualities that are not visible at birth, which would help him build himself. These hidden potentials allows the child to reveal himself through the process of development, and hence, able to self-construct himself through his fullest potentials. There are two aids that assist in attaining a child’s full potentials. They are the internal and external aids. The internal aids are what the child has within himself. Upon birth, the child is born with an absorbent mind that is unconscious until the age of 3. The child here absorbs everything in his environment…show more content…
To start, a child has the law of work. A child works differently than the adult. An adult focuses on the end result. The adult is more interested in reaching their goal, even if it means the taking the quickest way possible. On the other hand, the child is more interested in the process; the end result does not matter as much as to the adult. The child works for himself, not for the sake of process. He build ups his concentration, motor development, work habit and self-concept. He also uses the law of maximum effort. Even though he works on a small thing, he puts in all he has got into it; putting in all his exertion into that step. It might be something small to an adult, but to the child, it is something big, and with his will, he will work until he conquers and perfects it. The child also uses his environment to prove himself. He relates to the environment, interacts with it and absorbs impressions for his psychic development. The child’s rhythm differs from the adult as his journey is not rushed and he allows himself to be able to perform the work faultlessly, even if it takes him 45 times working with the same material. Next, the law of independence refers to how the child relies to his inner guide. He is able to take what he wants to work with, be able to self-correct himself when he is wrong and able to do these things for himself. In order to be independent, he must be able to

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