The Chivalry Movement :: Heather Haupt [Ep 167]

May 29, 2017

Inspired by medieval times and stories of brave knights, Heather Haupt created a Knight’s Code, based on the code of chivalry.  She then trained her young sons to fight for what is right and good and defend the weak.

Now, nearly five years later, Haupt has written a new book, “Knights in Training” exploring ten principles for raising honorable, courageous, and compassionate boys.

“Respect is so important to men, and when they recognize that God is worthy of respect, they are going to give their allegiance–they are going to be unflagging, undaunted and immovable. It is really cool to get our boys to that point.”

What we chat about:

  • Homeschooling her crew and the ultimate guide to brain breaks
  • How Heather adapted the medieval code of chivalry to inspire to her sons
  • Using the chivalry challenge to keep discipline interactions positive
  • Motivating boys to see God as the ultimate coach who expects great things from his men, but cares about them personally
  • Fostering respect for God in boys vs focusing on connecting with feelings
  • Teaching your sons to stand against injustice and evil because people are made in the image of God
  • Boys innately desire to defend and protect others, and those tendencies need to be encouraged
  • The history of the code of chivalry and how culture has drifted from those ideas

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  1. Tammy Boyd

    Oh my goodness Heather! I have listened to your podcasts for awhile and love them all. I listen while I run and gives me encouragement and change of focus. But TODAY! My longest and fastest run yet…why? because I am so pumped! I loved this episode!!! It was an answer to prayer about what I should focus on this summer with my two boys (ages 8 and 6). I still have a huge smile on my face and I can’t wait to get started! Thank you. (I would love to share more, but I can’t the personal email link to work and it is too much to post in a comment. Thank you!!

  2. Joshua’ Paul

    In here at the 29 minute mark, the moderator by her tone of voice seems to be saying that the boy who punched a bully for beating up a blind kid was wrong for stepping in and facing off with the bully. She then seems to allude to that hero’s actions that “we should not be a trouble maker” and it sounds to me like she is referring to the kid here as the trouble maker for stepping in and saving the blind kid from being a punching bag. If so may i say that the kid who stepped in to help the blind boy was stepping in not as the trouble maker (as it was obvious it was the bully who was the trouble maker), but the here kid stepped in as the trouble stopper. As big differance and one that should merit praise not scorn from the moderator. THERE IS A TIME TO STEP UP AND DO WHAT IS NECESSARY TO STOP REAL TROUBLE MAKERS. Doesn’t she get the difference?

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