3 Tips to Help Your Children Develop Gratitude

Gratitude is one of those qualities we all know we should practice more. In our busy family lives it can be challenging to find the right ways to develop a sense of gratitude in our kids without coming across as nagging. After all, telling your children to be grateful seems like the least likely way […]

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Pinocchio and His Habits

By Renee Shear, Class One Teacher Pinocchio is a prime example of what Charlotte Mason would call an ignorant and weak child. His puppet life was riddled with natural consequences of poor decisions and bad habits. Each day during read aloud, my class and I are left laughing, but frustrated, at the latest antics and […]

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In the Clapham Classroom: Virtue

By Jason Barney, Class Six Teacher Some have a natural aversion to talk of an emphasis on habits whether in the home or in the classroom. Perhaps personal negative experiences contribute to a feeling that those who focus on training children in habits may start well, but end up judgmental and controlling. The line of […]

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