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A podcast for everyday mothers to learn a practical application of the Charlotte Mason method.

Charlotte Mason Motherhood Larissa Leigh

    • Kids & Family
    • 5.0 • 15 Ratings

A podcast for everyday mothers to learn a practical application of the Charlotte Mason method.

    "Children are Born Persons" | Principle #1

    "Children are Born Persons" | Principle #1

    In today's episode I'm talking about the first principle of Charlotte Mason's Twenty Principles. The Twenty Principles are the basis for her educational philosophy. Without these, we can't apply the method. The first principle is "Children are Born Persons". Today we discuss what the principle means, and how we can apply it in our own homes.
    See the Show Notes for This Episode
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    Commonplace Quotes:
    “Children obey your parents in the Lord for this is right.” Ephesians 6:1, (ESV).
    “Now the word of the LORD came to me, saying, “Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, and before you were born I consecrated you; I appointed you a prophet to the nations.” Jeremiah 1:4-5, (ESV).
    “What we call “Science” is too much with us. We must either reverence or despise children; and while we regard them as incomplete and undeveloped beings, who will one day arrive at the completeness of man, rather than as weak and ignorant persons, whose ignorance we must inform and whose weakness we must support, but whose potentialities are as great as our own, we cannot do otherwise than despise children, however kindly or even tenderly we commit the offence.” Children are Born Persons ,1911 by Charlotte Mason.
    "We believe that the first article of our P.N.E.U. educational creed—“children are born persons”—is of a revolutionary character; for what is a revolution but a complete reversal of attitude? And by the time, say, in another decade or two, that we have taken in this single idea, we shall find that we have turned round, reversed our attitude towards children not only in a few particulars, but completely.” Children are Born Persons ,1911 by Charlotte Mason.
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    Further Education:
    Home Education by Charlotte Mason
    A Philosophy of Education by Charlotte Mason
    For the Children’s Sake by Susan Schaeffer Macaulay
    (*affiliate links)
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    Learn with over 100 fellow mothers in the Charlotte Mason Motherhood Community.
    https://www.patreon.com/charlottemasonmotherhood
    (See exclusive Day in the Life videos, Lesson Plan With Me, Get free downloads and resources for meal planning, homeschool, and more!)
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    • 13 min
    Why Use the Charlotte Mason Method?

    Why Use the Charlotte Mason Method?

    In today's episode we discuss why so many families are using the Charlotte Mason philosophy to educate their children.
    See the Show Notes for This Episode
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    Commonplace Quotes:
    Philippians 4:8 - "Finally, brethren, whatever things are true, whatever things are noble, whatever things are just, whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of good report, if there is any virtue and if there is anything praiseworthy—meditate on these things." (NKJV)
    “There are four means of destroying the desire for knowledge:––
    (a) Too many oral lessons, which offer knowledge in a diluted form, and do not leave the child free to deal with it.
    (b) Lectures, for which the teacher collects, arranges, and illustrates matter from various sources; these often offer knowledge in too condensed and ready prepared a form.
    (c) Text-books compressed and recompressed from the big book of the big man.
    (d) The use of emulation and ambition as incentives to learning in place of the adequate desire for, and delight in, knowledge.” (School Education, pg. 214).
    "Lessons must furnish ideas “In this way: give your child a single valuable idea and you have done more for his education than if you had laid upon his mind the burden of bushels of information; for the child who grows up with a few dominant ideas has his self-education provided for, his career marked out”. (Home Education, pg. 174).
    “The question is not, -- how much does the youth know? when he has finished his education -- but how much does he care?” (School Education).
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    Further Education:
    Home Education by Charlotte Mason (*affiliate link)
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    Learn with over 100 fellow mothers in the Charlotte Mason Motherhood Community.
    https://www.patreon.com/charlottemasonmotherhood
    (See exclusive Day in the Life videos, Lesson Plan With Me, Get free downloads and resources for meal planning, homeschool, and more!)
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    Find me on:
    YouTube | Instagram

    • 21 min
    Charlotte Mason Motherhood Podcast Trailer

    Charlotte Mason Motherhood Podcast Trailer

    Introducing the Charlotte Mason Motherhood Podcast!
    So many of us discover Charlotte Mason in the trenches of motherhood with very young children, and we simply don’t have the time to sit down and study her work.
    We know Mason’s methods are solid, but what does her philosophy look like day-to-day in a real home, with real kids and a real mother?
    This is why I created this podcast. To help teach you what I’ve learned about Mason through reading her work, but also through living it.

    Quotes:
    “We are waking up to our duties, and in proportion, as mothers become more highly educated and efficient they will doubtless feel the more strongly that the education of their children during the first six years of life is an undertaking hardly to be entrusted to any hands but their own” (Home Education, Charlotte Mason).


    Resources:
    Home Education by Charlotte Mason (*affiliate link)
    Join the Charlotte Mason Motherhood Community: https://www.patreon.com/charlottemasonmotherhood


    Visit Me Elsewhere:
    YouTube Channel | Instagram

    • 5 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
15 Ratings

15 Ratings

Mcpr13533 ,

Highly anticipated and excited for this podcast

I’m so excited to be able to have a guiding voice one step ahead of me in my homeschool journey. What a blessing and encouraging!

kaylavsmiles ,

Breathe of encouragement

I am so eager for more of this show! I am new to the Charlotte mason method and finding it hard to find time to read up on how to do it well. This will be so helpful. Such a calming and enjoyable voice too 💛

morgnashly ,

Beyond excited for this!

I can’t wait for all that’s to come with this podcast. I’ve followed Larissa on Instagram for years and have always felt that we share many of the same sentiments toward life and motherhood, but how that plays out in our lives looks vastly different. I appreciate the time she spends researching, planning, and implementing while I’m almost entirely impulsive. There is so much to learn from differing perspectives and approaches and like Larissa mentions in the trailer, I’m one of the everyday mothers deeply interested in Charlotte Mason’s work, but have yet to immerse myself in it. Knowing how incredibly thoughtful Larissa is with everything she shares has me anticipating this podcast to be among my favorite homeschooling resources.

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