Habits and Personal Development

Habits and Personal Development are all about character training. Laying Down the Rails will help your whole family focus on cultivating good habits one at a time. In addition, books are listed for older students to read and discuss with the parents.

Family

Laying Down the Rails: A Charlotte Mason Habits Handbook by Sonya Shafer
Laying Down the Rails for Children: A Habit-Training Companion by Lanaya Gore

Grades 7–12

(Each year read & discuss the given portion of the listed book in short segments.)
Grade 7: Begin Ourselves, Book 1: Self-Knowledge by Charlotte Mason.
Grade 8: Finish Ourselves, Book 1: Self-Knowledge, by Charlotte Mason.
Grade 9: Begin Ourselves Book 2: Self-Direction, by Charlotte Mason.
Grade 10: Finish Ourselves Book 2: Self-Direction, by Charlotte Mason.
Grade 11: Begin The Holy War (in Modern English) by John Bunyan, edited by Dolores Kimball.
Grade 12: Finish The Holy War (in Modern English) by John Bunyan, edited by Dolores Kimball.

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