Stephen Curry, Montessorian
“Dell Curry is often credited as the source of Stephen’s on-court confidence and cool. But the roots may also be in his childhood education.
When Stephen was in first grade, his mother started a Montessori school. For the next several years, Stephen and his siblings went to work every morning with their mother. The Montessori method teaches independence and accountability.
“If you hit a roadblock, don’t be discouraged,” Sonya said. “It provides a sense of who you are. That life throws you challenges and you need to figure it out.”
Stephen attributes much of his self-confidence to that early education.
“It is pretty special,” he said. “It teaches you how to work through something.”
Stephen was Sonya’s overachieving son, the one who liked to get his homework done early. But Seth is the first to graduate, because Stephen left Davidson early for the NBA. However, he continues – with the encouragement of his mother – to work toward his degree in the summers.
Sonya became something of an Internet sensation during Duke’s NCAA Tournament run. At her children’s high school games she volunteered to keep the stats, knowing it would prevent her from yelling and getting too worked up during games. But released from the scorebook, she cheers and dances unabashedly, and the television cameras love to find her in the stands. Some sites call her, among other things, “basketball’s most famous mom.” — sfgate.com