The Way of Love: Loving your Children
Charlotte Mason on Parenting | Parenting

The Way of Love: Loving your Children

This entry is part 1 of 1 in the series The Way of Love

If I wake early to read my Bible and pray, and have not love when my children interrupt me, I am only a donkey in a lion’s skin. I may hide under a mane of righteous actions, but the bray of self-centered entitlement exposes me. If love is patient and kind, I am anything but…

Four Questions to Ask Yourself when Your Kids Don’t Listen
Charlotte Mason on Parenting | Family Relationships | Mom's Learning | Parenting | Philosophy

Four Questions to Ask Yourself when Your Kids Don’t Listen

Raise your hand if you wish your kids would listen better. And by listen, you mean follow instructions and do what you ask. The first time. If your hand is in the air, then mine is waving right next to yours. Sit in our house long enough and you will see plenty of examples of…

How to Troubleshoot a Habit when Habit Training isn’t Working
Atmosphere, Discipline, Life | Charlotte Mason on Parenting | Home Education | Learning at Home | Parenting | Skills

How to Troubleshoot a Habit when Habit Training isn’t Working

[sc name=”Habit Training Workshop”] In a previous post, I set out my plans for incorporating habit training into our home. The mission was simple: have my kids get dressed before breakfast, setting us up for a day with more opportunities, less rushing, and generally more fun. I also promised to post updates to give real-life…

Foundations of Habit Training: Getting Started with the Educational Tool of Discipline
Atmosphere, Discipline, Life | Charlotte Mason on Parenting | Home Education | Learning at Home | Parenting | Skills

Foundations of Habit Training: Getting Started with the Educational Tool of Discipline

Habit training, thus far in my Charlotte Mason journey, has felt like a bit of a unicorn. It’s concept is beautiful (setting patterns into motion that lead to ‘smooth and easy days’ ahead? Yes, please!), but actually managing to do it… that has been beyond me. I’ve been reviewing Charlotte Mason’s motto recently: Education is…

Parenting like a queen: Charlotte Mason’s words on authority
Charlotte Mason on Parenting | Family Relationships | Our Journey | Parenting

Parenting like a queen: Charlotte Mason’s words on authority

Some times I read something that is so significant I text a picture of it to my husband, so that he can read it, too.  This summer, I am reading through Charlotte Mason’s third and fourth volumes, starting with School Education.  The first two chapters are on docility and authority, and Miss Mason sets up Queen Elizabeth…