The will of a child begins with the horme when the child did not know what they
are doing, lots of power but no knowledge of the activity which lead the child have no
For example, going up and going down the stairs,throwing an object and putting an
object in their mouth.
Montessori obedience must come from the child self awareness by working with activity
in the environment and not the fear of the adult. There are 3 level of obedience. The
child must have the will of his own before accepting the guidance of an adult.
For a child obeying an adult just means that they are complying to an order.
First Level of Obedience
Child obey occasionally,normally child aged below 3 years.Obedience depending on
the child process of development.Means the child may be able to carry out a task at
one time and at another time.the child can complete his work faster and at other times,
his /her attention may not be there, due to lack of skill and lack of control.
Once the child is concious,the child could know when they can control.Once knowledge
is given to the child,the will power will come in repeated activity, e.g spooning from bowl
to bowl,pouring from jug to jug. It teaches the child to be patient,so the child can
control.With the will,it will give a good control of child upbringing.The child mind is still
absorbent but the will of unconcious bring up the conciousness appear.With the ability
to control his/her action,the child learn to say no and he/she know what he/she want
and trying to get thing done in his/her own will as the child curiosity lead them to
motivating themselves.Since the conciousness set in, the teacher can guide the child by
prepare the environment.With the right apparatus material,it will bring the unconcious
to conciousness, for example zipping and pegging and other practical life material.
Showing on how the activity and show the child the the way of using...