THE HOME TRAINING OF CHILDREN BY THE HON. MRS. E. L. FRANKLIN (1)


Hon. Organizing Secretary of the Parents’ National Educational Union  A GREAT change has come over modern thought with regard to the early training and teaching of children. The parent has become a recognised factor in the educational scheme, and Home Education a definite science. During the last twenty years the educational pendulum has swung from […]

Educating Jem by HollyAnne Knight


HollyAnne Dobbins Knight grew up coming to the Charlotte Mason Education Conference with her mother Deborah Dobbins.  She helped her mother for many years present a session on teaching first and second graders Nature Study.  Now, as an adult HollyAnne Knight shares with us her hopes and dreams for her first born, a son, Jem, […]

Adeline Bell: Pondering Charlotte Mason and Early Childhood by Dr. Donna Johnson


Grandparents have to be careful. Not everyone is as interested in their grandchildren as they are. Cute grandchild pictures and instances of clever grandchild behavior must be shared sparingly. Earlier this year, during a telephone conversation with Dr. Carroll Smith, I mentioned that I was in Arizona spending some time with my granddaughter Ada. I […]

Listening with the Eyes by Rebekah Brown Hierholzer


My daughter, 3 years old, is crazy about favorites.  I mean crazy in the sense that she walks around endlessly asking me what my favorites are about Everything.  All the time. “Yes or No.  Is that your favorite?  Yes or No?”  she asks, and if an answer isn’t forthcoming in a nanosecond, she repeats herself.  […]

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