The Charlotte Mason philosophy resonates with so many people because it offers principles to guide the way, rather than prescriptive step-by-step instructions. Prescriptions fail when the context changes. Principles, however, allow us to determine how to apply the philosophy in the context of our homes.
I think that Charlotte Mason’s principles even cross the divide of parents and children. Mothers are persons, and so by digging into Charlotte Mason’s principles for educating persons, we can both understand ourselves better and determine how to apply the philosophy to ourselves.
The result? We get going on our own journeys of learning and growth and set an example to our kids to boot.