Understanding the Human Being: The Importance of the First Three Years of Life

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Understanding the Human Being: The Importance of the First Three Years of Life

by Silvana Q. Montanaro, M.D.
 
From her unique vantage point as a medical doctor and Montessorian, Dr. Montanaro addresses prenatal life, symbiosis, breastfeeding and weaning, brain development and the absorbent mind, independence, language development, and the developmental crises of the first three years. Published by Nienhuis Montessori USA. 166 pages, paperback. (1991)
Silvana Quattrocchi Montanaro is a medical doctor specializing in psychiatry. In 1955, she joined the staff of the Rome Montessori School for Assistants to Infancy, where she has taught mental hygiene, child neuropsychiatry, nutrition, and obstetrics. She is an AMI Trainer at the 0-3 level and professor of neonatal psychopedagogy at the School for Psychosomatic and Psychoprophylaxis of Obstetrics, Neonatalogy and Gynecology, "Christo Re" Hospital, Rome.