The purpose of this blog is to simply serve as a place for
sharing about the principles of Charlotte Mason
as we as mothers educate ourselves right alongside our children.
Education is a discipline
~ that is, the discipline of the good habits in which the child is trained.
Education is a life, nourished upon ideas;
and education is an atmosphere ~ that is,
the child breathes the atmosphere emanating from his parents;
that of the ideas which rule their own lives.
Charlotte Mason Vol 2 pg 247
That he should take direction and inspiration from all the casual life about him,
should make our poor words and ways the starting-point from which,
and in the direction of which, he develops
~ this is a thought which makes the best of us hold our breath.
There is no way of escape for parents;
they must needs be as ‘inspirers’ to their children,
because about them hangs, as its atmosphere
about a planet the thought-environment of the child,
from which he derives those enduring ideas which express themselves
as a life-long ‘appetency’ towards things sordid or
things lovely, things earthly or divine.
Charlotte Mason Vol 2 pg 37