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S4E51: Homeschooling Boys the Charlotte Mason Way with Alanna Hendon

Let us consider carefully what feelings we wish to stimulate or repress in our children, and then, having made up our minds, let us say nothing.

Charlotte Mason, Parents and Children

Show Summary:

  • Today’s guest is Alanna Hendon, homeschooling mom of 6, 5 of whom are boys
  • How Alanna came to learn about the Charlotte Mason philosophy
  • The lasting and eternal value of a Charlotte Mason education
  • How would you respond to the criticism that Charlotte Mason is too feminine for educating boys?
  • Approaching poetry with boys
  • What other elements of a CM education have had the most impact on your home?
  • How does Charlotte’s emphasis on the knowledge of God and encouragement of religious habits encourage boys in their own spiritual walk?

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Books and Links Mentioned:


Consider This by Karen Glass

Pilgrim’s Progress by John Bunyan

Classic Poems for Boys

The Poet’s Corner narr. by John Lithgow

Creativity by John Cleese

Find Cindy and Alanna:

Morning Time for Moms

Cindy’s Patreon Discipleship Group

Mere Motherhood Facebook Group

The Literary Life Podcast

Cindy’s Facebook

Cindy’s Instagram

Alanna’s Instagram



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