Parents and Children is the second volume of Charlotte Mason’s six part homeschooling series, a series that is considered one of the finest ever written on education.
Parents and Children topics include: The Family, Parents as Inspirers, The Culture of Character, Faith and Duty, Discipline, Sensations and Feelings Educable by Parents; What is Truth?, A Scheme Of Educational Theory, and much more.
Mason’s method of education shows its strength through its widespread use today by private schools and homeschooling families. It is flexible and includes first-hand exposure to ideas through books in art, music, and poetry, nature observation as the primary means of early science teaching, use of manipulatives and real-life application to understand mathematical concepts and learning to reason, rather than rote memorization, and an emphasis on character and on cultivating and maintaining good personal habits.
The complete collection of Charlotte Mason’s Original Homeschooling Series includes:
Volume 1 – Home Education
Volume 2 – Parents and Children
Volume 3 – School Education
Volume 4 – Ourselves
Volume 5 – Formation Of Character
Volume 6 – Towards A Philosophy of Education