Teaching the Way of Love (TWL) is a program for Catholic parents that encourages and empowers them to embrace their role as the primary educators of their children, especially in the areas of moral and personal development.

2016-2017 TWL Newsletter

JUNE PARENTING WISDOM: Accompaniment: Your Guidance Has a Destination

Sometimes in amidst the humdrum tasks of parenting (feeding, clothing, sheltering, and disciplining our children), it can be difficult to keep in touch with the loftiness and dignity of the vocation of parenting. But all the guidance we give to our children has a destination, and it's a destination of glory.

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MAY PARENTING WISDOM: Isn't it Time for Civility to Make a Comeback?

Political fanaticism, online anonymity, and cultural changes have made public rudeness and anger a common experience. But civility is an important part of learning to love. Parents who teach their children to treat others with respect and kindness, and to handle conflict with civility, teach their children how to love their neighbor. So how do we bring civility back?

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APRIL PARENTING WISDOM: Created Different But Equal

When children start to recognize the difference between boys and girls, the goal of parenting is to teach them to respect both sexes. What do you need in order to have that conversation with your children?

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MARCH PARENTING WISDOM: We ARE Capable of Self-Possession and Self-Control!

Our culture wants us to believe that we are nothing more than animals, and as such we should give in to our physical impulses and instincts. But God created us with self-control and self-possession for a very good reason. We CAN teach our children to practice self-control even when the culture around them refuses to.

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FEBRUARY PARENTING WISDOM: MY CHILD ISN'T FRIENDLY - HELP!

As Catholic parents we're called to help our children learn how to love as Jesus loves. But sometimes it seems like all we can do to just get them to peacefully coexist with others. How can we teach our children to overcome selfishness and to grow in social maturity, toward true charity?

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JANUARY PARENTING WISDOM: YOUR NEW YEAR'S RESOLUTION IS TO KEEP THE CHRISTMAS SPIRIT ALIVE

There's no denying that Christmas is a special time of year. But what makes it so special? How can you keep the "Christmas spirit" alive all year long? The answer to these questions makes for the perfect New Year's Resolution for your family!

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DECEMBER PARENTING WISDOM: TEACH THE TRUE MEANING OF GIFT GIVING

In the midst of commercialism and materialism, it's all too easy to miss the true purpose of gift giving, and therefore the true meaning of Christmas. How can we reclaim the true meaning of gift giving, and how can we teach it to our children?

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NOVEMBER PARENTING WISDOM: HOW TO THRIVE (NOT JUST SURVIVE) BEING TOGETHER

Between holidays and cold weather, the next few months force families to be together. Sometimes that's a source of joy, but sometimes it's cause for strife. In this month's Teaching the Way of Love newsletter we discuss how to increase the joy in this "forced" time of togetherness.

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OCTOBER PARENTING WISDOM: BEING BEFORE DOING

Our culture is really addicted to success and achievement, and with it the idea of high self-esteem. But as Catholic parents we want to lead our children to a deeper sense of self-worth by focusing on who our children are becoming rather than what they can do.

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SEPTEMBER PARENTING WISDOM: TEACH YOUR CHILDREN THE WONDER OF DISCOVERY

How do your children look at their studies this coming school year? Do they see it as a drudgery or an opportunity? This is a great opportunity to teach your children that learning about Creation is an opportunity to know God more intimately. Teach your children to approach learning with awe and wonder. Teach them to discover, not just passively learn!

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