Knights in training Ten principles for raising honorable, courageous, and compassionate boys

Heather Haupt

Book - 2017

"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." - Book Jacket.

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Published
New York, New York : TarcherPerigee, an imprint of Penguin Random House LLC [2017]
Language
English
Physical Description
278 pages ; 21 cm
Bibliography
Includes bibliographical references (pages 267-272) and index.
ISBN
9780143130505
0143130501
Main Author
Heather Haupt (author)
Review by Booklist Reviews

Haupt is unhappy with a number of behaviors she sees in boys and men in our current society—so she has created a plan. Based on 10 principles from the Knights Code of Chivalry, it's her goal to help parents raise polite, respectful, honorable knights. Among other traits, she hopes the book will lead to more boys who honor God, are polite, define themselves by virtue instead of "potty humor" (which she believes turns into sexual innuendo), resist an entitlement mentality, and learn to engage. Haupt keeps the theme of chivalry at the forefront of the book, which will make it easy for parents to apply her principles and integrate suggested readings and activities. Helpful resources, such as lists of chores kids can accomplish by age and an extensive bibliography for each of the 10 principles, make working through the book easier. As a note, Haupt is homeschooling her children. Knights in Training is a good fit for parenting and homeschooling collections, with potential promotion with homeschool groups who meet at your library. Copyright 2017 Booklist Reviews.

Review by Publisher Summary 1

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.