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* P. Donohue Shortridge, Montessori consultant and family coach, generously shared these articles with us. For more of her articles for Montessori parents, visit Donohue’s website.

Journal Articles

The American Montessori Society publishes the results of significant Montessori research, and the AMS Research Committee monitors Montessori studies published in other scholarly journals. Recommended articles (or information about how to obtain them) are available through the links below.


  • The Absorbent Mind by Maria Montessori
  • The Six Stages Of Parenthood by Ellen Galinsky
  • Ask the Children: The Breakthrough Study That Reveals How to Succeed at Work and Parenting by Ellen Galinsky
  • Positive Discipline by Jane Nelsen Ed.D.
  • Montessori: Why It Matters For Your Child’s Success And Happiness by Charlotte Cushman
  • Teaching Montessori in the Home: The Pre-School Years by Elizabeth G. Hainstock & Lee Havis
  • Montessori Parenting: Unveiling the Authentic Self by Dr. Jim McFarland