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Laying Down the Rails for Children: A Habit-Training Companion

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Rated 4.67 out of 5 based on 3 customer ratings
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A habit-training companion for the whole family filled with more than 400 pages of stories, Bible passages, poems, activities, quotations—living ideas that will nestle into your children’s minds and motivate them toward the habits of good character. Corresponds to the award-winning book, Laying Down the Rails. See full description →

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Also available: The original Laying Down the Rails complete reference book, the Laying Down the Rails Workshop DVD and CD, and Laying Down the Rails for Yourself.

Good habits shape good character!

“ ‘Sow a habit, reap a character.’ But we must go a step further back, we must sow the idea or notion which makes the act worth while.” — Charlotte Mason

We all know that changing thoughts and actions can be hard work. But forming a good habit is easier when we are motivated and connected to the result. And that’s where Laying Down the Rails for Children comes in.

This companion to the award-winning book, Laying Down the Rails, expands on the principles of good habits with a practical how-to guide and action plan to use with your children. It is filled with more than 400 pages of classic stories and Bible passages, beautiful poems, life activities, inspiring quotations—living ideas that will nestle into your children’s minds and motivate them toward the habits of good character.

With Laying Down the Rails for Children, you will

  • Feed minds—Enjoy classic stories, poems, Bible passages, and powerful quotations that feed the mind with wonderful ideas centered around each habit. All of the 60+ habits explained in Laying Down the Rails are covered.
  • Inspire hearts—Discuss and practice practical ways to apply those motivating ideas in everyday life. The gentle lessons include ideas for all ages.
  • Encourage action—Outline a personal plan for your family in the Parent Prep section of each habit. Cross references, guiding thoughts, and helpful reminders are provided along with lots of room to jot notes.
  • Build habits—Give focus and motivation to the whole family as you work on your selected habit. Laying Down the Rails for Children offers enough companion material for many years of habit training!

Start laying down the rails of good habits in your home today and see what a difference it can make!

Note: The printed version of Laying Down the Rails for Children comes as a two-book set for easier handling.

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.

Additional information

Weight2.66 lbs
Dimensions11 × 8.5 × 1.17 in
Author

Pages

428

Binding

E-book, Trade Paper

Grade

Parent Resource

3 reviews for Laying Down the Rails for Children: A Habit-Training Companion

  1. Rated 5 out of 5

    Linsey

    My 7 and 9 year old children and I have been working our way through these, about one once a week. We are thoroughly enjoying this product.

  2. Rated 5 out of 5

    Sarah

    A most needed book, thank you!

  3. Rated 4 out of 5

    Kimberlee

    I have four children 7, 5, 3 and 2. We are going through this as a family and each child has their own habit chart they are working on, we really are enjoying learning our habits even as the parents we are mastering habits with the kids and teaching by example even we have weak habits and the kids are watching them be modeled by us. I wish laying down the rails and children companion books were more open and go, possibly even scripted, I feel like I have to switch between the three books and my journal and my bible when we’re doing our lessons and write everything down. I made my own family chart and one for each of the kids. I love all of the stories and quotes in the side bar.

    • Sonya Shafer

      Hi, Kimberlee –

      I’m so glad Laying Down the Rails for Children has been helpful for you. As you have probably discovered, habit-training can be a very individual process for each child (and each adult). That’s the main reason we didn’t try to script the resources. Each family can use the aspects of the resources that will work best for them, and each parent can determine how best to present the ideas included in the collection in a way that will help most for each child. It sounds like you’re doing a great job of both teaching and modeling those good habits!

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