The mother cannot always be present

A Charlotte Mason Moment

“The habit of regularity in children’s devotions is very important. The mother cannot always be present, but I have known children far more punctual in their devotions when away from their mother, because they know it to be her wish, than if she were there to remind them.” (Home Education by Charlotte M. Mason Vol. III, p. 142)

Except the Lord build the house, they labour but in vain that build it

A Charlotte Mason Moment

“Here, indeed, more than anywhere, ‘Except the Lord build the house, they labour but in vain that build it’; but surely intelligent co-operation in this divine work is our bounden duty and service. The training of the will, the instruction of the conscience, and, so far as it lies with us, the development of the divine life in the child, are carried on simultaneously with this training in the habits of a good life; and these last will carry the child safely over the season of infirm will, immature conscience, until he is able to take, under direction from above, the conduct of his life, the moulding of his character, into his own hands.” (Home Education by Charlotte M. Mason Vol. 2, p.90).