Principle 1: Children are Born Persons

Steps to Study this Principle

Note: All the study steps are available below.. just scroll down! 

  1. Watch Rachel’s “Principle Overview” video
  2. Watch Amy’s “Special Needs Considerations” video
  3. Download your free Study Guide
  4. Read or listen to Chapter 2 “Children are Born Persons” in Volume 6, A Philosophy of Education (if you have time.. we know you are busy!)
  5. Answer the study questions below
Step 1: Principle Overview by Rachel Lebowitz
Step 2: Special Needs Considerations for this Principle by Amy Bodkin, EdS
Step 3: Download Your FREE Study Guide
Step 4: Read or listen to Chapter 2 "Children are Born Persons" in Volume 6

If you don’t own Volume 6, you can download the FREE PDF Study Guide in Step #3. It includes the chapter reading and the study questions for this Principle. Or you can simply listen to audio of this chapter.

If you’d like to have the whole Volume 6 book, you can purchase The Annotated Edition of Volume 6 here (published by A Charlotte Mason Plenary).

Step 5: Study Questions

The following study questions are also listed in the 20 Principles Study Guide.

  1. What do you think “Children are born persons” means?
  2. Does the idea that a child is a ‘born person’ change the way you think about your children? Was this a new idea to you? Did it ‘startle’ you?
  3. What are some ways in which you can begin to treat your child as a ‘born person’?
  4. List three things you plan to do in the next two weeks that will change the way you interact with your child.
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