Principle 2: Possibilities in Children

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 relevant chapter from Charlotte Mason’s Volumes (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

(video available on 2/06/22)

Step 3: Download Your FREE Study Guide
Step 4: Read or listen to the relevant chapter

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 was your first reaction when you read this Principle?
  2. Does the historical context change the way you view this Principle?
  3. How does the idea that a child is a ‘born person’ interact with this Principle?
  4. What quotes from Chapter 3 stood out to you?
  5. Have you been able to identify any good inclinations or bad inclinations in your child? Can you identify your own good inclinations or bad inclinations?
  6. How might you help your child to develop his or her good inclinations?
  7. How might you help your child to lessen his or her bad inclinations?
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