Thursday, December 16, 2004

Charlotte Mason

I've heard a lot about the Charlotte Mason method of homeschooling but had never taken the time to read her books. I discovered this week that our local support group's library has them, so I checked out the first two. She has some very interesting ideas! Most of them good... especially considering that they were written a hundred years ago. I do get tickled, though, at her sincere advice to always dress children in wool (so their skin can breathe!) and some other quaint Victorian ideas like that. Who knows? She may be right!

The main ideas I am getting from the first book so far are: 1) spend more time outside studying nature... and 2) be very consistent in your parenting (so important, I know, but oh-so-hard to do).

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