“The child brings with him into the world, not character, but disposition. His character . . . is original disposition, modified, directed, expanded by education; by circumstances; later, by self-control and self-culture; above all, by the supreme agency of the Holy Ghost.”—Charlotte Mason
Charlotte Mason (1842–1923) was 100 years ahead of her time in developing an educational philosophy that stressed bringing broad and stimulating education to a child in a noncompetitive, Biblically-based way. Her timeless, practical insights and her emphasis on the responsibility of the home have made her a founding influence in the homeschooling movement.
Parents and Children explores the important role of the parent in the education of the child. In it you will be reminded of the role of parents as
- rulers, using your God-given authority to establish a secure family environment;
- inspirers, nourishing your child’s mind and heart with ideas;
- schoolmasters, equipping your child with the discipline of good habits;
- trainers, shaping and correcting your child’s character;
- instructors, educating your child morally, spiritually, physically, and mentally.