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S2E30: The AmblesideOnline Curriculum with Emily Tallent

The child brings with him into the world, not character, but disposition. He has tendencies which may need only to be strengthened, or, again, to be diverted or even repressed. His character––the efflorescence of the man wherein the fruit of his life is a-preparing––is original disposition, modified, directed, expanded by education; by circumstances; later, by self-control and self-culture; above all, by the supreme agency of the Holy Ghost, even where that agency is little suspected, and as little solicited.

Charlotte Mason, Parents and Children, Vol. 2

Show Summary:

  • Today’s guest is Emily Tallent, homeschooling mother of 6 who uses the AmblesideOnline curriculum in her home
  • How did you come to know about Charlotte Mason and AmblesideOnline?
  • What made you decide to choose AmblesideOnline for our homeschool?
  • What do you feel are some of the strengths of AmblesideOnline?
  • What does a typical homeschooling day look like for your family?
  • What is it that you like about AmblesideOnline’s middle school science choices?
  • Do you see any potential problems for people diving into using AO?
  • What are your suggestions for moms new to AO?

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Books and Links Mentioned:


Parents and Children by Charlotte Mason

Home Education by Charlotte Mason

For the Children’s Sake by Susan Schaeffer Macaulay

The Well-Trained Mind by Susan Wise Bauer

The Mystery of the Periodic Table by Benjamin Wilker and Jeanne Benedick

In Vital Harmony by Karen Glass

Start Here by Brandy Vencel

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