I've been using Charlotte Mason's methods for twelve years now. I've enjoyed every step of the way. My children love knowledge for the joy it brings them. I had no idea it could be this easy, that it would be this rewarding and produce children so enjoyable to be with, who feel at home with the aged, the learned, as well as the young and the ignorant. In some areas of knowledge they have dug deep and found rich veins of gold, in other areas they have just found a pearl or two. But the treasure is varied and lies in many rooms.
Music, art, animals, nature, politics, literature, poetry, equations, Rome, Iceland, Ireland, the moors, the sea, metropolises, machinery,the universe, the past, the poor, royalty, Heaven and earth...you name it, they have dipped their hands in the chest and pulled out something of value as they have explored truth and beauty in the world around them.
Miss Mason said this would happen. Frankly, I wasn't sure. How could I produce children better than myself? My education was mediocre at best. Some of those books sure looked difficult, but I didn't need to worry. My children love to learn and are developing magnanimous spirits slowly but surely. I asked for grace from Heaven and it was freely given through the wisdom of Miss Mason. If I can do this, anyone can do it. I honestly believe that. God is far more interested in our children's well being, character and influence on this earth than we are, even though we love them so... If we ask for bread He will not give us a stone.
one step at a time...