Category Archives: Habits

Q&A: Habits


Cynthia Ann says–

  • “Habits. I’m super excited to have habit training as the foundation of my Home atmosphere although as a newcomer to CM and HS I’m a bit overwhelmed by the idea. If you did/do habit training is there a book or outline you followed that you’d recommend? I plan on using Laying Down the Rails by Sonya Shafer but I wanted to get other opinions and options I may be missing. Thanks.”

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Habits – The Secret to Charlotte Mason Homeschooling Success

by Debi Taylor-Hough

I’ve been a long-time fan of Charlotte Mason’s educational ideas, but probably my all-time favorite idea of hers doesn’t even apply strictly to education. It’s the whole concept of developing habits into the life of a child as they grow. Continue reading

Free eBook – Habits: The Mother’s Secret to Success

UPDATE:  Sorry. The free ebook offer has expired.

But even without the special offer, the regular price for the ebook version of the Habits book is only 99 cents!  🙂

Charlotte Mason was a British educator from the last century whose ideas are experiencing a revival, especially among American private and home schools. Her ideas on the formation of habit are a key to understanding how to make lasting change in a child, or even yourself.

See what Charlotte Mason had to say about the important topic of building good habits in your children. :-)

This book is an excerpt of her teachings specifically on the topic of habits. Introduction and editing by Deborah Taylor-Hough.

The Power of Habit


by Catherine Levison

We all want to raise polite and loving children who aren’t causing our lives or home schools to be in a constant state of friction. Both adults and children tend to be creatures of habit and there is no end to the problems (or, better yet, lack of them) that arise from habit.

It’s a good thing that much of our daily activities are habitual, for example, people operate cars through the power of habit. What would it be like to have to think about the turn signal, foot brake, steering wheel and two mirrors every time we made a turn? What does this have to do with raising children and education? Everything. Much of what we do, and how we do it, is controlled by habit. Continue reading

The Formation of Habits

by Catherine Levison

Charlotte Mason teaches parents about many different things. One of the most valuable teachings she had was the power of habit.

Do you find yourself always telling or asking your children the same things over and over again? I know I do. If I had a nickel for every time I told them to put the milk away, I’d be rich. Continue reading