CMP Review 2024-02-27

CMP Review 2024-02-27

February 27, 2024

What is “un-permissible” in a Charlotte Mason homeschool?

Well, according to Mason expert Elsie Kitching, “Miss Mason would not have used the word herself.” Instead of talking about what is permissible or impermissible, she would “point back to the principle at issue and made us decide whether or not a certain practice could bear the final test of the principle.”

Today we continue our series of vintage articles on topics related to narration. In today’s article Miss Kitching clarifies all things related to “repeated narrations.” Are repeated narrations a good idea? (Spoiler: no.) Does that mean “the child must never do anything a second time”? (Spoiler: no.)

But Kitching’s wonderful piece from 1928 does more than just clarify some of the finer points of narration. She also guides us on how to interpret and apply Mason’s writings on any debated topic, in a way that focuses on principle. Find her insightful article here.