Monday, June 25, 2012

Charlotte Mason Blog Carnival: Parents and Children

In preparing for this carnival, we were exploring the ideas encompassed in Charlotte Mason's principles #2, 3, and 4:
2. They [children] are not born either good or bad, but with possibilities for either good or evil.
3. The principles of authority on the one hand and obedience on the other, are natural, necessary and fundamental; but
4. These principles are limited by the respect due to the personality of children, which must not be encroached upon, whether by fear or love, suggestion or influence, or undue play upon any one natural desire.

The assigned reading was the text of Volume 2.  Volume 2 applies to children of all ages (some of the other volumes are more age-specific).  This volume lays out principles for parents rather than instructors.  Should you want to discuss this volume with a group online, check out the Ambleside Year 0 Yahoo group, where it is not currently being read but often rotates with Volume 1.  (The CM Series list may read it at times as well.)

Laura at Windy hill Home School discusses Parents & Children.

Nebby at Letters from Nebby wrestles with Charlotte Mason's Second Principle:  Goodness and Badness.

Jimmie at Jimmie's Collage gives us Top Ten Reasons I Chose a Charlotte Mason Homeschool.

Jamie at The Unlikely Homeschool shares 10 Reasons Why I Choose a Living Literature Approach.

Catherine at Grace to Abide inspires us with her homeschooling pilgrimage.

Lanaya at Delightful Education helps us find significance in the "daily".

I point out a penny earned.

Penny Rogers at Our Crazy Adventures in Autismland shows us hands-on artist study.

Gina at My Rubyslippers takes us to Out of door life: a growing time.

Patti at School Days Scrapbook explores Monarch Caterpillars and Butterflies.

Nancy at Sage Parnassus encounters knife wielding strangers.

Barb at Handbook of Nature Study blog shows us summer nature study: something new every day.

Upcoming carnival: @ Where the Blacktop Ends on 7/10
Topic for discussion (optional): Principles #5-8
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