Thursday, May 27, 2010

Thinking on these words...

17. Therefore children should be taught, as they become mature enough to understand such teaching that the chief responsibility which rests on them as persons is the acceptance or rejection of initial ideas. To help them in this choie we should give them principles of conduct and a wide range of the knowledge fitted for them. These three principles (#15, 16, 17 ~ see Home Education by Charlotte Mason) should save children from some of the loose thinking and heedless action which cause most of us to live at a lower level than we need.

18. We should allow no separation to grow up betweeen the intellectual and "spiritual" life of children; but should teach them that the divine Spirit has constant access to their spirits, and is their continual helper in all the interests, duties and joys of life.

Charlotte Mason, HOME EDUCATION.

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