Maria Montessori gives parents an introductory explanation of her vision on education in this small volume with 11 lectures. There always has been a great need on the part of the parent to be as knowledgeable as possible about child development and the essence of Montessori education.
Maria Montessori never underestimated the role of the parent, which is why she wrote special lectures for parents during courses and congresses. Recently an unpublished coherent set of small writings addressed to parents was found in the pedagogical Archives of Maria Montessori .
A short biography of Maria Montessori has been added for those parents who do not know her.
Paula Polk Lillard, the internationally respected Montessori author, wrote the Foreword, in which she describes her transition from a traditional public school teacher to a Montessori mother, teacher and trainer.