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.

2013-2014 Newsletter Series

We wrote the Teaching the Way of Love newsletter series for parishes and schools who want to include solid Catholic parenting advice in their newsletters or bulletins.

SEPTEMBER – SCHOOL READINESS INVOLVES MORE THAN SCHOOL SUPPLIES

Learn how to truly prepare your children for school by equipping them to receive the instruction that will be provided in the classroom.

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OCTOBER – TECHNOLOGY AND YOUR FAMILY WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW

Technology always comes with benefits and dangers. Parents do well to be aware of both.

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NOVEMBER – THE POWER OF RITUAL

Rituals are powerful experiences for families that build up our community of persons and sends joy into our hearts. How do you build up meaningful rituals in your family? This month’s newsletter shows you how.

DECEMBER - RECEIVING GIFTS WELL

While there is always a danger of falling into the commercialization of Christmas, gift giving can actually be a beautiful reminder of how to love each other. Teach your children not only to be generous gift givers, but also how to receive gifts with love. Teaching children how to receive the love of the giver and not just the physical gift will prepare them to receive the gift of Jesus that we celebrate in the Nativity at Christmas.

JANUARY - READY YOURSELF FOR THE NEW YEAR

Don't give up on New Year's Resolutions! Instead, make this year the year you grow in your faith. Here are 3 resolutions you can make to train your heart - and some practical actions to help you meet each one!

FEBRUARY - COMBAT BULLYING BY TEACHING YOUR CHILDREN HOW TO LOVE

 

Bullying is a great concern in our schools today. It takes many forms, but it is always damaging. How can we ensure that our children don't become bullies? We need to shift their lens on life from the lens of power back to the lens of love. We need to teach our children how to love.

MARCH - WHAT A POLAR VORTEX CAN TEACH US ABOUT READINESS

Surviving winter in the north-central United States requires readiness and a bit of strategy. This same sense of readiness & strategy can be applied to navigating "bad weather" within the lives of our families. Download this month's newsletter to learn more!

APRIL - GUIDING THE ROMANTIC IMPULSE IN THE SEASON OF LOVE

Spring is the season of love. That sends shivers down the spines of parents of adolescents. Romance is an emotional minefield for young people, and one that most parents are tempted to take a hand-off approach toward. But there is a great opportunity here to shape the minds and hearts of our children toward authentic human love and even toward loving as Christ loves. Don't miss the opportunity!

MAY - IS IT THE END, OR JUST THE BEGINNING - FINDING MORE MEANING IN FAITH EXPERIENCES

 

Human beings have the tendency to confuse endings and beginnings. So often when we think we are finished with something, we have really just begun. While that can be really annoying when you're doing the dishes, when it comes to faith experiences we should be delighted that God has so much more in store for us. This is a valuable lesson for us to live, and to teach our children.

JUNE - MAKE THIS SUMMER THE SUMMER OF CONNECTION!

 

The less structured schedule of summer offers a great opportunity for families. How can you take advantage of this opportunity? What kind of summer will you have? Will it just be another form of busyness? Will you laze the summer away? Or will you take advantage of this time to build a family community?

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