Have you ever thought, “They know they are not allowed to climb on the table/run away from the table with food/push their brother or sister/pull the leaves off the plant…"? Children indeed have a very good memory. That said, they are also very impulsive and their impulse control is still developing. So even if they may know what is expected, it doesn’t mean they are able to control their urges to cooperate. Which is why in Montessori the teacher/parent/carer is their guide. We are … [Read more...] about They know they are not allowed to. So why do they do it?