Simply Joyful Podcast with Kristi Clover | Encouragement for your Faith and Family

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Jun 26, 2017

Episode #017 with Heather Haupt

A Return to Chivalry: Making Character Training Fun


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“Chivalry is dead.” That's a phrase I hear from time to time. The thing is that chivalry doesn't have to be dead. It needs to be trained. It does feel like many kids these days don't seem to have an understanding of basic manners. My mom actually used to teach customer service to corporate employees. So, I grew up with a very strong sense of the importance of good etiquette.

Every woman appreciates having a door held open for her or having a gentleman offer her his seat in a crowded waiting area. Good manners and etiquette seem to be missing from many in younger generation, but if we are intentional about how we are raising our kids we can bring it back.

Long live chivalry!


In her book, Knights in Training: Ten Principles for Raising Honorable, Courageous, and Compassionate Boys, Heather Haupt lays out a fun and practical plan for how to teach our boys to valuable lessons in character, etiquette, and manners. I love finding books like this. It's filled with great parenting tips about how to combat entitlement and the messages our boys are getting from society about their worth. I know you are going to appreciate this episode.



Heather says she likes to streamline everything and plan in batches. For example, she has only one day that she does laundry because she can’t handle thinking about it any other day of the week. She can’t be bogged down with the details because otherwise, it will take the joy out of life for her. I also share a bit about how I have been meal planning for 13 people in my home!



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In this episode, Heather and I talk about her new book Knights in Training. We cover all kinds of ground in the realm of parenting. You are going to love the creativity that Heather uses with her kids. Yes, we are going to be talking a lot of parenting boys. However, all parents will find things to glean in this episode. You are going to LOVE this episode! 


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Live Simply. Be Joyful.






Heather Haupt is the mother of three knights-in-training and a spunky little princess. She wants to be intentional during these years of parenting and raise children who will make a difference in this world. Heather is an educator, writer, and popular speaker. Recognizing the brevity of childhood and the power of a parent’s influence, she encourages and equips parents towards intentional parenting, pursuing God, and delighting in the adventure of learning. She is the author of Knights-in-Training: Ten Principles for Raising Honorable, Courageous, and Compassionate Boys as well as The Ultimate Guide to Brain Breaks. She writes at 


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