Thursday, July 10, 2008

Charlotte Mason

Fancy some online reading? What about...

Home education series (volume 1) by Charlotte Mason?
You can download it here. And you'll find volume 3 here.


"Let children alone... the education of habit is successful in so far as it enables the mother to let her children alone, not teasing them with perpetual commands and directions - a running fire of Do and Don’t ; but letting them go their own way and grow, having first secured that they will go the right way and grow to fruitful purpose."


Also worth checking:
Charlotte Mason's
20 Principles

2 comments:

r.b. said...

Thoughtful quote, being one of 10 children, I was "let alone", but not on purpose. I think it made me an independent thinker, and one who learns by example, rather than "mistakes". What I think it says is trust your children to be capable.

Pequete said...

Mmm... vou dar uma espreitadela, sim.