Happy Friday, everyone. Here’s a common concern amongst parents and educators: How do I get a child to do things that they dislike? Children need to develop inner discipline, the thought goes, and life does indeed involve at least occasionally doing unpleasant things. We train a child’s capacity for inner discipline by training her capacity to do things she doesn’t want to do. One of the questions most commonly raised about Montessori, a highly child-centered approach, is: how it can accommodate the need to develop inner discipline, to make the unpleasant effort, given that it is based on the child’s choices and interests?