Influence Your Child’s Mind & Heart with Wholesome Ideas

“Self-education is the only possible education; the rest is mere veneer laid on the surface of a child’s nature.” Charlotte Mason

Ideas are either forgotten and rejected or retained and accepted.

When ideas are retained and accepted, they have been inwardly digested in the mind and heart, converting it to knowledge while forming the future character and conduct of a person.  

This inwardly digesting ideas is what makes education living. Sadly, both wholesome and unwholesome ideas are everywhere in our children’s world. This is why we must never leave ideas to chance.

“Give your child a single valuable idea, and you have done more for his education than if you had laid upon his mind the burden of bushels of information.” Charlotte Mason

Supplying Wholesome Ideas Requires INTENTION & CONSISTENCY
to Influence Your Children to Choose to Go the Right Way & Grow to Fruitful Purpose.

To penetrate the mind and heart with wholesome ideas, you must focus 20% of your time on supplying ideas that influence the knowledge, faith, character, and conduct and the other 80% on forming habits of self-education so that they willingly form wholesome habits, instead of being a veneer on the surface of their nature.



Discover the ideas that are currently penetrating your child’s mind & heart, while being intentional about introducing new wholesome ideas!



Discover the 20 necessary habits to motivate your child to willingly go the right way and grow to fruitful purpose, while consistently empowering them to take ownership!

A movement for those wanting to influence
the NEXT generation of Wholesome Thinkers.

Commit to intentionally & consistently being a Wholesome Influence to the mind and heart of your children.

“One thing more: a single idea may be a possession so precious in itself, so fruitful, that the parent cannot fitly allow the child’s selection of ideas to be a matter of chance; his lessons should furnish him with such ideas as shall make for his further education.” Charlotte Mason



As you’re planning out your homeschool year, recognize that the lessons must earn your child’s eager attention for information to be retain and accept before it is converted into knowledge.

It is not too much to say that morning in which a child receives no new idea is a morning wasted, however closely the little student has been kept at his books.” Charlotte Mason 

The Grade Notebook™ includes ‘Charlotte Mason’s guided quotes’ for each age and skill to furnish your children with such ideas that will make for their further education. 


Learn With Dollie … 

If you are attracted to Charlotte Mason’s teaching but don’t know where to start, you’re in the right place!

As a student of Charlotte Mason’s original writings since 1999, I’ve simplified this educational philosophy into a tried, tested, and perfected step-by-step method that enables anyone to confidently homeschool with intentions and consistency without the challenge of reading, interpreting, and figuring out how to make sense of it for today’s homeschool requirements.

“Method implies two things––a way to an end, and a step by step progress in that way.” Charlotte Mason

The way to the end includes intellectual, spiritual, moral, and physical education.  

“We should allow no separation to grow up between the intellectual and ‘spiritual’ life of children; but should teach them that the divine Spirit has constant access to their spirits, and is their continual helper in all the interests, duties and joys of life.” Charlotte Mason

Discover The Motivation Framework™ to Raise Motivated Learners Step-By-Step.

The Motivated Learner Workshop is a FREE, 5-day LIVE Workshop happening on July 11th-July 15th at 1 PM EST, each day.

Here’s what you’ll learn:

DAY ONE: The #1 Reason Your Child Isn’t Motivated
DAY TWO: The Overlooked Element to Motivation
DAY THREE: Motivation Blockers
DAY FOUR: Motivation Essentials
DAY FIVE: The Secret Fuel to Motivation


A homeschool mother must make MANY decisions about the method she’ll use to educate her children, the curriculum she’ll supply to influence her children’s mind and heart, and the never-ending demands within her home to be intentional and consistent in homeschool.


Charlotte Mason reminds us that we are ALWAYS forming habits in ourselves and our children that are either good, bad, or indifferent. With this knowledge, she positioned habit formation as the vital object of education to penetrates the mind & heart.


As humans, we are introduced to both wholesome and twaddle ideas each and every day that are either forgotten and rejected or retained and accepted based on how our mind converts the information into knowledge to form our opinions and philosophies we carry into adulthood.

Become Inspired with Wholesome Ideas JUST For Mothers With Calming Influences to the Heart … ONE NEWSLETTER AT A TIME!

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