Formation of Character by Charlotte MasonBegins September 2018, check back for location and time.
The chapters stand alone and are valuable to parents of children of all ages. Part I includes case studies of children (and adults) who cured themselves of bad habits. Part II is a series of reflections on subjects including both schooling and vacations. Part III covers various aspects detailing the things that Charlotte Mason thought were important to teach to girls in particular.
Ten Ways to Destroy the Imagination of Your Child, Anthony EsolenTen Ways to Destroy the Imagination of Your Child takes square aim at these accelerating trends, in a bitingly witty style reminiscent of C. S. Lewis, while offering parents—and children—hopeful alternatives. Esolen shows how imagination is snuffed out at practically every turn: in the rearing of children almost exclusively indoors; in the flattening of love to sex education, and sex education to prurience and hygiene; in the loss of traditional childhood games; in the refusal to allow children to organize themselves into teams; in the effacing of the glorious differences between the sexes; in the dismissal of the power of memory, which creates the worst of all possible worlds in school—drudgery without even the merit of imparting facts; in the strict separation of the child’s world from the adult’s; and in the denial of the transcendent, which places a low ceiling on the child’s developing spirit and mind.
Simplicity Parenting, by Kim John Payne, M.ED.
Today’s busier, faster society is waging an undeclared war on childhood. With too much stuff, too many choices, and too little time, children can become anxious, have trouble with friends and school, or even be diagnosed with behavioral problems. Now internationally renowned family consultant Kim John Payne helps parents reclaim for their children the space and freedom that all kids need for their attention to deepen and their individuality to flourish. Simplicity Parenting offers inspiration, ideas, and a blueprint for change.
Ourselves by Charlotte MasonCheck back for upcoming Book Club Dates and Times.
Self-Knowledge discusses our human desires and appetites; the “helpers” in our minds, such as intellect, sense of beauty, imagination, and reason; the ways in which we feel and express love for others, including sympathy, kindness, generosity, gratitude, courage, loyalty, and humility; and truth, justice, and integrity; and ends by encouraging us to develop the habit of being useful. For more information please contact 970.930.1804.
For the Children’s Sake: Foundations of Education for Home and School
by Susan Schaeffer Macaulay
For the Children’s Sake is a book about what education can be based on a Christian understanding of what it means to be human- to be a child, a parent, a teacher-and on the “meaning of life”.
For the Children’s Sake will benefit parents and teachers in any educational setting-homeschooling, public school, or private school. For more information or to register please contact 970.930.1804.