Educating the Wholehearted Child ~ Chapter 9

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We’re in chapter 9 this week and discussing the WholeHearted Youth.  I still have little ones, so I don’t have much in the way of commentary on this chapter.  I hope those who have older children will share their wisdom. Here are some of the best quotes from this chapter: Your children won’t remember all of the classes, textbook, and test of their teen years, but they will remember whether or not you chose to swim with them through the {Read More}

Educating the Wholehearted Child ~ Chapter 8

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This week we’re reading Chapter 8 which is about personality and learning styles.  In all my years of schooling and working in the church world, I’ve taken plenty of personality tests.  I very much appreciate how the Clarksons boiled the classifications down to essentials and used accessible language. We are first and foremost persons, eternally stamped with the image and likeness of our Creator. pg 148 We must remember that personality types and learning styles are not addressed in scripture. {Read More}

Educating the Wholehearted Child ~ Chapter 7

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Welcome to chapter 7! This chapter is filled with wonderful ideas for creating an environment for learning in your home. “… when one entire room or area is permanently dedicated to home education and other dedicated learning places are strategically located throughout the house, it speaks volumes to your children that their learning is so important that you want to give them special places for it.” “There should be no discernible line dividing lines between home and education.” pg. 123 So, how {Read More}

Educating the Wholehearted Child ~ Chapter 6

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We’re entering section two of Educating the Wholehearted Child and reading chapter 6 this week. It is clear from Scripture that educating is at the very heart of his design for the family. pg. 95 Family was the first institution.  It was set up by God even before the Fall.  Throughout the Old Testament, there is a strong sense of family, family responsibility, and family identity.  A passage which is held at the center of this Jewish idea of family is {Read More}

Educating the Wholehearted Child ~ Chapter 5

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We’re in chapter 5 of Educating the Wholehearted Child this week. “… to be educated is something you become.  A truly educated child is one who has the desire and the ability to learn and grow as a whole person.  The desire to learn (will) is from the heart; the ability to learn (skill) is in the mind.” – page 73 One of the foundational ideas of the Charlotte Mason teaching philosophy is that “children are persons.”  Even my four {Read More}