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Cotton Tree

A few years ago I purchased a lovely wooden rocking chair with a leather seat. I bought it for ten or fifteen dollars at a yard sale. My daughter JennyAnyDots reupholstered it for me. When I asked her to do that. I just thought she would sew a new cover for the cracked leather cushion […]

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Discipline

Spanking, time-out, or other discipline/parenting approaches to child-raising? I will say I have found reward charts of very limited value for younger children.  They really need immediate consequences (good and bad) in order to make connections.  Also, some children, even after they are old enough to understand the connection, still have trouble with delayed consequences (good or bad). […]

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Ocean of Truth

“I do not know what I may appear to the world, but to myself I seem to have been only like a boy playing on the sea-shore, and diverting myself in now and then finding a smoother pebble or a prettier shell than ordinary, whilst the great ocean of truth lay all undiscovered before me.” […]

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Read Good Books

Find any advice on being a good reader, and you will see good reading being stressed as a requirement. You don’t get good output without good input. Charlotte Mason said, and I agree, that the mind requires ideas as the body requires food. How do we provide food for our children’s bodies? We serve them […]

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