Laying Down the Rails Workshop DVD and CD

Laying Down the Rails Workshop

Available in Audio CD, Audio mp3 Download, Video DVD


Our popular workshop on the power of good habits in your home school. In just an hour you will be up and running with the basic principles and practical tips of instilling good habits. Couple this workshop with the Laying Down the Rails complete reference book to get the whole picture and the best deal.

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Product Description

Also available: Laying Down the Rails book, Laying Down the Rails book, video, and audio bundles. The Laying Down the Rails Workshop is also included in the Learning and Living DVD set.

Get started with good habits in only an hour!

Charlotte Mason taught that good habits are the secret to smooth and easy days. In this live workshop Sonya will give you a simple introduction to Charlotte Mason habits. You will find out why habits are so powerful, which habits to focus on, and gain lots of practical ideas for how to cultivate those good habits that shape behavior. (Note: The CD and the DVD contain the same workshop.)

  • Based on our Best-selling Book—Receive a quick overview of the basic concepts from Laying Down the Rails: A Charlotte Mason Habits Handbook.
  • Quick—In an hour Sonya will walk you through the basic principles of habit training, lots of real-life examples, an overview of Charlotte Mason habits, and practical how-to’s for the top three habits.
  • Encouraging—Find out how cultivating good habits now will benefit both you and your child.
  • Practical—Learn why nagging doesn’t work and how to use effective techniques to motivate your child to develop a good habit.
  • Motivating—Discover The Top Three habits (attention, obedience, truthfulness) and walk away with the keys to instilling them.

Workshop handout

Laying Down the Rails workshop handout

Group Video Showings

Laying Down the Rails works wonderfully for group study and discussion. We’re happy to accommodate group showings of this workshop. Visit the Laying Down the Rails group video showing page for details and practical help for group leaders.

Also available in bundles

Get a bundle if you want both of the Laying Down the Rails products: the quick-start workshop and the complete book.

Want more? The Laying Down the Rails workshop is also included in the Learning and Living 12-DVD set.

What’s the difference between the Laying Down the Rails resources?

We have a page explaining what each Rails resource is, plus details on using all of the resources together for maximum effectiveness in habit training.

If you would like information on having Sonya present this workshop live to your group, visit our Speaking Request page.

Additional Information


Sonya Shafer

Suggested Grades

Parent resource

Running Time

64 minutes


  1. mfurnell


    Does this dvd have any visuals that would be lacking if I purchased the audio version?

    • Sonya


      Good question. No, I don’t recall its having any visual aids other than my hand gestures when I’m explaining something. :-)

  2. Diana Dellos


    Could I get the CD or DVD without the book? I always type notes while watching your DVDs. I’m a visual person, so the video holds my attention. But if it’d be better to have the book and no video, I could live with that. I’d love to have them both, but trying to save money since I just ordered the planning package.

    • Sonya


      Absolutely, Diana. This workshop presents the quick, practical principles of how to do habit training, no matter which habit you decide to work on. The book is the reference work that contains all sixty habits that Charlotte mentioned and what she said about each, including some extra material on breaking bad habits. Either one is helpful; you don’t have to get both to get started in habit training. Just click on the “Add to Cart” button above that is beside the audio CD or video DVD, whichever you prefer.

  3. Sharon


    Just wondering if there could be a package offered of the ebook and the audio download together? For those of us across the ocean it would be preferable than the other packages.

  4. Homeschooling6


    My husband and I watched the dvd together. He was really impressed.

  5. Robin Pinkham


    What is the length of the DVD please?

    • Jordan Smith


      The Laying Down the Rails Workshop DVD is approximately 45 minutes long.

  6. Alicesimcox


    Are the DVD and the CD the same information?

    • Jordan Smith


      Yes, the DVD and CD are both the same recording.

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