Charlotte Mason Opinions? Other methods?
Charlotte Mason intrigues me, but I struggle with reading that EACH of her 20 points must be followed. If I am not willing to commit to that, should I look at other methods, or is it common to take only 3/4 of her advice? I guess the idea that she must be strictly followed feels a bit cultish, and makes me wary of it.
I like a Biblical foundation for history, for life, etc. I like a manipulative approach to math that teaches a student to think through for themselves how it all works, instead of memorizing formulas (not that I'm against all memorization for other purposes). I believe in using phonics to learn to read. I like hands-on things, but I also believe in lots of reading and not too much video/internet. But when I say "reading," I am not talking about requiring the "classics" that supposedly every person must read, because these were not necessarily voted upon by people with a Biblical worldview. What category of homeschool method does this sound like? (or combination of methods?)
Thanks so much for ANY help