Form a Community of Persons
Even though your child wants more independence during these years, it is your obligation to keep him firmly rooted in the norms and expectations of the family.
It is the parent’s duty to help their children know the mysteries of human life. No one can deliver the information with as much impact as the parent – no one.
As your children reach this stage, they are going to have their own ideas about how to serve others through volunteerism and social justice.
Children at this age are masters at memorization. They are also at an age of great intellectual curiosity. The parent’s task is to engage that curiosity and capitalize on their increased learning capacity to lead them to a better understanding of the faith. One mistake that parents often make at this stage is to assume…Read More
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.Read More
Even though your child wants more independence during these years, it is your obligation to keep him firmly rooted in the norms and expectations of the family. This is the first task that you have as a parent. In order to ensure that neither you nor your child bails out of the family during this…Read More
In the book, Seven Habits of Effective Families, written in 1998, Stephen Covey directs families to develop a mission statement that will guide them. He firmly believes that if you want to achieve a goal you have to begin with a statement of your purpose – a clear description of who you want to become.…Read More
A key element of Catholic parenting is to parent in a way that seeks to shape the heart of your child, not just manage their behavior. A great way to accomplish shaping your child’s heart is to offer opportunities to grow in virtue. Unfortunately we don’t hear much about virtues anymore. We hear more about…Read More
Sexuality is all about love. It is learning how to give and receive love as a man and a woman. That’s why it’s so important. It is core to who we are as human persons, called to love in the image of God. Learn the total meaning of sexuality. It’s not as scary as you think!Read More
Click Here to Download the Printable Version in PDF Format Another school year is about to begin and families are quickly shifting gears from summer into school mode. In some ways, it is exciting to prepare for school (anticipating the new activities). But in other ways, going back to school is challenging (establishing earlier bedtimes…Read More
When you are concerned about a behavior, it is important to use a method of communication that attacks the behavior in question and not the dignity or self worth of the other. Parents can share their concerns positively as well as work towards a solution using this simple six-step process. Here is an overview of…Read More
Click Here to Download the Printable Version in PDF Format Parents want what’s best for their children. And the desire to give our children the best goes beyond providing for our children’s physical needs. As Catholic parents, we know that ultimately giving our children what is best means helping them to develop an intimate relationship…Read More
- The Full Growing in the Way of Love Program Can Be Found at This Link
- Questions Youth Should Discuss With Parents
Worksheet of eight questions youth should think about and discuss with their parents.
- Standards Discussion Guide
Worksheet that describes eight areas of family life that parents and youth of middle school age need to discuss and prepare standards for.
- Theology of the Body:A Catechesis into the Fullness of Love
An article published by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops on the Theology of the Body by Father José Granados, a Member of the Disciples of the Hearts. Father Granados explains how human love is tied to divine love, making it sacred and beautiful.
- The Problem with Pornography
- Married Love and the Gift of Life
- Emergency Contraceptive Fails to Reduce Unintended Pregnancies and Abortions
- Researchers Agree with the Pope about Condoms and AIDS
- Great Access to Contraception Does not Reduce Abortions
- Theology of the Body According to Pope John Paul II