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Formation of Character (Charlotte Mason's Original Homeschooling #5)

4.57  ·  Rating Details  ·  47 Ratings  ·  5 Reviews
Formation of Character is the fifth volume of Charlotte Mason's Homeschooling series. The chapters stand alone and are valuable to parents of children of all ages. Part I includes case studies of children (and adults) who cured themselves of bad habits. Part II is a series of reflections on subjects including both schooling and vacations (or "stay-cations" as we now call t ...more
Paperback, 451 pages
Published October 1st 1989 by Tyndale House Publishers (first published September 1989)
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Oct 25, 2015 Summer rated it it was amazing
I'm so happy that Charlotte Mason has come into my life! This is the second book from her series that I have read (I've also read Vol. 1 Home Education)
This book is divided into four parts. Part 1 and Part 3 are must reads! Part 2 has some excellent ideas and quotes. Part 4 was referencing a lot of Victorian books and people that I was not familiar with so it did not keep my attention. Overall, 5 stars, an absolute treasure!

Part 1 is a series of case studies. Instead of the author telling you "I
Aug 11, 2010 Deanna rated it it was amazing
This book deals with the importance of developing character.

She says, "A woman's success in life depends on what force of character is in her; and character is to be got, like any other power, by dint of precept and practice." pg. 239

The early part of this book deals with stories that are devoted to pointing our character traits in ill-behaved children and how they can learn appropriate habits.

The thought is also presented that all of us have habits. However we need to ask are they habits that a
May 21, 2010 Lara rated it it was amazing
I read the Charlotte Mason Home Companion a couple years ago and it was nice but a friend of mine forced me to buy the original series of six books written by Charlotte and now she is forcing me to read them and I couldn't be more grateful because they are excellent! I started with book five, Formation of Character, and it's helping me so much with my children.

This book would be good for any parent to read, not just homeschoolers. I hope I like the rest of the series as much.
Jan 07, 2009 Ali rated it really liked it
Book 5 of Charlotte Mason's six-volume education series. This book gives several "short stories" in the first half of the book which serve as anecdotes for Ms. Mason's philosophies on education and discipline. A great book for those wishing to bring up their children in a respectful manner, and who want their children to have a life-long love of learning.
Oct 27, 2012 Amanda rated it really liked it
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Just a note: I didn't have time to finish this book before returning it to the library, but I want to finish it sometime soon.
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Other Books in the Series

Charlotte Mason's Original Homeschooling (6 books)
  • Home Education
  • Parents and Children
  • School Education: Developing A Curriculum (Homeschooler Series)
  • Ourselves (The Homeschoolers Series)
  • A Philosophy of Education

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