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Some Encouragement From Charlotte Mason

I home educate using the method laid out by Charlotte Mason, with a few tweaks that work for our family.

Its a wonderful way to grow and learn together, recognizing that our children are not empty vessels for us to fill, but come into the world as whole  persons.

I read a wonderful article yesterday and wanted to share it here.

Personal Initiative: The Most Powerful Habit  It is written by Evelyn Hoey.

Here's an excerpt - 
Mason believed that parents and teachers should practice what she called "Masterly Inactivity" - the art of keeping in the background, ready with a guiding or restraining hand only when these are badly wanted. Parents are to assume this attitude from the beginning. She went on to point out how much a child learns without formal education in the first two years of life, and how we run the risk of supplanting nature and of depriving her of her space and time to do her own work in her own way in our children. 

 I hope you'll read the article and I'd love to chat in the comments about it!

Be encouraged today!

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