Why We Chose Charlotte Mason

‘Every now and then I’ll hear parents speak of how they are reading books to their children, almost as punishment.   “They’re on a restriction from television, and so we’re reading books to them.”    Though I know the intent is good, I find myself cringing at the thought—when did reading a book become something you do when you’re in trouble?   The conversation continues.   “I quiz them to make sure that they’ve been listening, and they actually enjoy the books.”   I’m thinking, are you surprised?’

This is an excerpt from my Heart of the Matter Online article regarding why we like Miss Mason’s ideas so much in our home.     For the full article, look here, and I hope you enjoy.

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