The Individuality of Parents

I am editing Mind to Mind, and I came to this quote (from volume VI). The easy tolerance which holds smilingly that everything is as good as everything else, that one educational doctrine is as good as another, that, in fact, a mixture of all such doctrines gives pretty safe results,—this sort of complacent attitude…

Our conduct is the outcome of our principles

Charlotte Mason, Volume 2, Parents and Children Preface to the Third Edition Our conduct is the outcome of our principles, even if these be only such as––'It does not matter'; 'What's the good?' Every office implies the observance of certain fundamental principles in its discharge. These two considerations lead me to think that a careful…

The Sacredness of Personality

  Beautiful and wise words: vol 6 pg 80 Chapter 5 The Sacredness of Personality Our crying need to-day is less for a better method of education than for an adequate conception of children,––children, merely as human beings, whether brilliant or dull, precocious or backward. vol 6 pg 81 Maxima reverentia debetur pueris has a…

Education is an Atmosphere

  vol 6 pg 94 Chapter 6 Three Instruments of Education 1.––Education is an Atmosphere We certainly may use atmosphere as an instrument of education, but there are prohibitions, for ourselves rather than for children. Perhaps the chief of these is, that no artificial element be introduced, no sprinkling with rose-water, softening with cushions. Children…

Poetry in Progress

Beautiful and wise words: vol 6 pg 80 Chapter 5 The Sacredness of Personality Our crying need to-day is less for a better method of education than for an adequate conception of children,––children, merely as human beings, whether brilliant or dull, precocious or backward. vol 6 pg 81 Maxima reverentia debetur pueris has a wider…

Classical Education versus Charlotte Mason

In searching for what will be our personal home schooling model, philosophy, principles, and ultimate path for the girls, I have gravitated between Charlotte Mason and Classic Education as presented mainly by Susan Wise Bauer in the Well Trained Mind. Both approaches or compendiums of thoughts and principles, and their practical lay out in curriculum…