Education is a life

A Charlotte Mason Moment: 

Education is a life; that life is sustained on ideas; ideas are of spiritual origin, and that we get them chiefly as we convey them to one another. The duty of parents is to sustain a child’s inner life with ideas as they sustain his body with food.”

(Home Education by Charlotte M. Vol. 2, p. 39)

Deal with a child on the first offence

A Charlotte Mason Moment:

“If the mother settles it in her own mind that the child never does wrong without being aware of his wrong-doing, she will see that he is not too young to have his fault corrected or prevented. Deal with the child on the first offense and a grieved look is enough to convict the little transgressor; but let him go on until a habit of wrong-doing is formed, and the cure is a slow one; then the mother has no chance until she has formed in him a contrary habit of well-doing. To laugh at ugly tempers and let them pass because the child is small, is to sow the wind.”

(Home Education by Charlotte M. Vol. 1, p. 19)

The first and most important thing is to know the pictures themselves

A Charlotte Mason Moment: 

“There is no talk about schools of painting, little about style; consideration of these matters comes later in life, but the first and most important thing is to know the pictures themselves.”

(Home Education by Charlotte M. Vol. 6, 216)