How to Start Habit Training in Moral Habits
Atmosphere, Discipline, Life | Charlotte Mason and the Early Years

How to Start Habit Training in Moral Habits

When it comes to habit training, I’m a big fan of starting with what I consider ‘concrete habits’. These are habits that require visible action. Making the bed, getting dressed, even saying ‘please’ and ‘thank you’. These are habits that you can either see or hear every time. While these sorts of habits certainly smooth…

To find more success with habit training, look at where you have been successful.
Atmosphere, Discipline, Life | Home Education

To find more success with habit training, look at where you have been successful.

Do you find that when you think about habit training, you usually think of all the habits that aren’t going well? That’s my own typical reaction. I read Charlotte Mason’s writing on the topic, and I come away resolved to do better – a little overwhelmed with all the habits I want to address within…

How to Troubleshoot a Habit when Habit Training isn’t Working
Atmosphere, Discipline, Life | Charlotte Mason on Parenting | Home Education | Learning at Home | Parenting | Skills

How to Troubleshoot a Habit when Habit Training isn’t Working

[sc name=”Habit Training Workshop”] In a previous post, I set out my plans for incorporating habit training into our home. The mission was simple: have my kids get dressed before breakfast, setting us up for a day with more opportunities, less rushing, and generally more fun. I also promised to post updates to give real-life…

Using Your Home’s Atmosphere as an Educational Tool
Atmosphere, Discipline, Life | Home Education | Philosophy

Using Your Home’s Atmosphere as an Educational Tool

Sometimes you leave someone else’s house and you know that they have something special. They’ve created a home where a visitor is never an inconvenience, where the mess your kids make is never any trouble, where you feel welcome, comfortable, and able to let down your guard. You sense the hospitality and friendship. It is…

Foundations of Habit Training: Getting Started with the Educational Tool of Discipline
Atmosphere, Discipline, Life | Charlotte Mason on Parenting | Home Education | Learning at Home | Parenting | Skills

Foundations of Habit Training: Getting Started with the Educational Tool of Discipline

Habit training, thus far in my Charlotte Mason journey, has felt like a bit of a unicorn. It’s concept is beautiful (setting patterns into motion that lead to ‘smooth and easy days’ ahead? Yes, please!), but actually managing to do it… that has been beyond me. I’ve been reviewing Charlotte Mason’s motto recently: Education is…