Bringing chivalry back into our modern-day world, this book shows us how to inspire today's generation of young boys to pursue honor, courage, and compassion.
In an age when respect and honor seem like distant and antiquated relics, how can we equip boys to pursue valor and courageously put the needs of others before their own? This book helps parents to inspire their boys by captivating their imagination and honoring their love for adventure. Heather Haupt explores how knights historically lived out various aspects of the knights' Code of Chivalry, as depicted in the French epic Song of Roland
, and how boys can embody these same ideals now. When we issue the challenge and give boys the reasons why it is worth pursuing, we step forward on an incredible journey towards raising the kind of boys who, just like the knights of old, make an impact in their world now and for the rest of their lives.
is the mother of three knights-in-training and a spunky little princess. She wants to raise children who will make a difference in this world. As an educator, writer, and popular conference speaker, she inspires parents to pursue a loving and holistic approach to education and parenting. She has taught in a variety of settings ranging from preschool nature classes all the way up to college biology labs and now homeschools her four children. She lives in the Dallas area with her family and writes at www.heatherhaupt.com.
“Knights in Training is a breath of fresh air in today's world. In this must-read book, Heather Haupt provides an inspired and powerful roadmap for anyone raising boys to be polite, compassionate, honorable gentlemen. Highly recommended!” -Amy McCready, Founder of PositiveParentingSolutions.com and author of The “Me, Me, Me” Epidemic: A Step-by-Step Guide to Raising Capable, Grateful Kids in an Over-Entitled World
"Chivalry does not have to die and civility does not have to be a lost art form, but the only way for these to make a comeback in society is to start in families and at home. Heather Haupt offers fascinating insight into the current state of boyhood and manhood, alongside a practical and fun guide for training our boys in the ways of courage, kindness, and honor. I'm inspired to raise my three boys to be modern-day knights who will love God, respect and serve others, and leave this world a better place than they found it."
-Erin Mohring, co-founder of The MOB Society and Raising Boys Ministries, writer at homewiththeboys.net
“I often talk with parents about the importance of teaching boys to be gentlemen. Then parents ask me, “How, exactly do I do that? How do I raise my son to be a gentleman?” From now on, I will know just how to answer. I will tell parents: “Read Heather Haupt’s book Knights in Training.””
-Leonard Sax MD PhD, author of the New York Times bestseller The Collapse of Parenting, Why Gender Matters, Boys Adrift, Girls on the Edge
“As a father seeking to raise a son in an environment that seems at times hostile to the idea of manhood, I found Heather's book both challenging and refreshing! I pray that the 10 principles espoused in this book would by God's grace become normative for how we seek to raise our boys into men.”
-Matt Chandler - Author, Lead Pastor of The Village Church, President of the Acts 29 Church Planting Network
"I am so grateful to see a fresh perspective on an age-old quest: raising boys into men. Using the time-honored code of the Knights, Heather reminds parents that not much has changed when it comes to raising the next generation of young men. Treat women with respect. Tell the truth. Be generous. Thanks, Heather! I needed that. We all need it."
Heidi St. John, Author, Speaker, Creator of thebusymom.com
"Heather Haupt has written a much-needed guide for raising boys into men…Chivalry is all-but dead, but Haupt's excellent book will tell parents how to bring it back to life!"
-Family psychologist John Rosemond, author of Parenting by The Book