Dorothy Canfield Fisher


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Dorothy Canfield Fisher (February 17, 1879 – November 9, 1958) was an educational reformer, social activist, and best-selling American author in the early decades of the twentieth century. She was named by Eleanor Roosevelt as one of the ten most influential women in the United States. Dorothy Canfield worked with Maria Montessori when in Rome in 1911-12, wrote A Montessori Mother (1912) and ... more »

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  • ''A mother is not a person to lean on but a person to make leaning unnecessary.''
    Dorothy Canfield Fisher (20th century), U.S. author. As quoted in Woman to Woman, by Julia Gilden and Mark Riedman (1994).
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