Ooh, ouch!

The Deputy Headmistress has been reviewing articles from Charlotte Mason’s magazine “Parent’s Review.”

This particular paragraph really hit home:

We make a rule such as ‘it is not permitted to throw a ball in the house,’ and then the child does throw a ball in the house and sometimes we ignore it and sometimes we even throw it back and other times we sigh and take it away, saying drearily, “You know I’ve told you not to throw this in the house.” And then one day the ball is thrown as it has been fifty times before and the child accidentally breaks a lamp or a favorite dish, and suddenly the child is in monstrous trouble because “how many times have I told you not to throw the ball in the house? If I’ve told you once I have told you fifty times, and now look at what you have done! That’s it!” and the child is punished- but he knows, if you do not, that he is not punished at all for disobedience, for throwing the ball in the house. No. He is punished for an accident, for something he never meant to do and would undo if he could, not for the deliberate (or forgetful) violation of an inconsistently enforced rule.

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3 responses to “Ooh, ouch!”

  1. Michele Avatar

    I’m hanging my head in shame. Thank you for the reminder..and the Lord for His Mercy.

  2. April Avatar


    Truly: thank the Lord for His Mercy.


    I’ve been getting a lot of these reminders lately! What do you think that means?


  3. Headmistress, zookeeper Avatar
    Headmistress, zookeeper

    Thanks for the link. And I would just like to confess that there’s a reason why I am able to quote that ‘How many times have I told you…’ with such deadly accuracy, and it’s not a *comfortable* reason, if you get my drift.

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