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Carlo Collodi’s Pinocchio - Mitchell Kalpakgian

How does a wooden puppet become a real boy? How does one tame a wild boy full of spirit? When does a boy become a man?   Read more...

Catholic Sex Education — Telling a Better Story in the 21st Century - Jonathan Doyle

What is happening in Catholic sex education in schools? In this recent talk, Jonathan Doyle outlines some of the big picture.  Read more...

Cheated out of Childhood - KAY S. HYMOWITZ

The years and between 8-12 used to be the age of innocence.  Read more...

Childhood's End - Theodore Dalrymple

Britain is the worst country in the Western world in which to be a child, according to a recent UNICEF report.  Read more...

Children and the Media: A Challenge for Education - Pope Benedict XVI

“Children exposed to what is aesthetically and morally excellent are helped to develop appreciation, prudence and the skills of discernment. Here it is important to recognize the fundamental value of parents’ example and the benefits of introducing young people to children's classics in literature, to the fine arts and to uplifting music.”  Read more...

Conflicts in Children - Richard P. Fitzgibbons

Excessive anger in children can be a major source of tension and conflict in families and marriages. This section is meant to help parents come to a deeper understanding of how they can protect the emotional lives of their children and guide them.  Read more...

Curiouser and Curiouser - Roger Scruton

Gadgets have taken over our lives – particularly among the young, who have no defenses against them.  Read more...

Cutting Back on Backtalk Talk - Ray Guarendi

Dear Dr. Ray: My five children are ages fifteen, fourteen, eleven, nine and six. Their personalities are all very different. One thing they all do, though, is talk back. It’s the source of most of our arguments.  Read more...

Danger Signs: Families Headed for Trouble - James Stenson

What is striking today is the huge percentage of seriously troubled youths from normal families. It seems that in our society the distinction between normal and dysfunctional has blurred. Or, to put it another way, some sort of subtle dysfunction is corroding large numbers of typical, middle-class homes.  Read more...

Dating - Grace MacKinnon

Dear Grace: My daughter is at an age where she wants to start dating. I want to give her advice on how she should behave as a good Christian, but I'd like some help, because I do not want to "turn her off" by sounding too strict or demanding. What kinds of things should I tell her?  Read more...

Day Care Dangers (and the Double-Income Myth) - Eve Tushnet

A recent 10-year study by the National Institute for Child Health and Human Development found that children who spend long hours in non-maternal child care are more likely to be aggressive and disobedient, and less likely to have strong relationships with their mothers.  Read more...

Discipline - Dr. Ray Guarendi

Discipline – it's a word that once had a pretty good reputation. Parents instinctively knew that discipline was something kids needed.   Read more...

Discipline: What Works and Why? - James Stenson

Here are some basic ideas about the parents' role of moral leadership in the family, often referred to as "discipline."  Read more...

Disciplining for Success - Ray Guarendi

Dear Dr. Ray: I know discipline needs to be consistent to work best, but it seems I'm on my kids all the time, and I'm not seeing much improvement.  Read more...

Divine Obedience - Elizabeth Foss

So much of child-rearing is character training and little children need to learn to obey. They need to be trained to answer affirmatively to authority. So how do we go about helping a child learn to obey?  Read more...

Does Sex Ed Undermine Parental Rights? - Robert P. George & Melissa Moschella

Imagine you have a 10- or 11-year-old child, just entering a public middle school. How would you feel if, as part of a class ostensibly about the risk of sexually transmitted diseases, he and his classmates were given "risk cards" that graphically named a variety of solitary and mutual sex acts?   Read more...

Don't Suffer the Little Children - Tony Woodlief

A father of four explains the realist approach to parenting.  Read more...

Don't Sweat about Middle Child Syndrome - Justin Coulson

Birth order is like astrology. Don't take it too seriously. And don't let it define you — or your kids.  Read more...

Educating in Virtue - JAMES STENSON

Children growing up today are headed toward some formidable challenges.  Read more...

Faith for the Next Generation - Donald DeMarco

"If there is one thing you could tell your parents, what would that be?" This question was directed by a TV hostess to a teenage girl. The girl’s face gleamed at the chance of being a parent to her parents and being given permission to tell them exactly what they needed to be told.  Read more...

Fatherhood (1) - James Stenson

The greatest challenge a man can face, by far, is that of raising his children well. Without exaggeration, it can be said that his success or failure at this constitutes his success or failure in life.  Read more...

Fatherhood (2) - James Stenson

Over the years, we've observed several traits in common among the most successful fathers we've known. With some variation in emphasis, the same approaches and attitudes seem to show up again and again in such families.   Read more...

Fatherless and Hopeful in America - NATIONAL CATHOLIC REGISTER

For the last 20 or 30 years Americans have been in "deep denial" about the importance of fathers in the lives of boys.  Read more...

Finding the Lie - Kristine Franklin

My mother was a quiet, pious, fundamentalist lady who loved to read her Bible and go to prayer meetings. She was kind and generous, and had a hug for everyone. Mom only had one annoying habit. She scolded the television.  Read more...

Finding Time for Fathering - Steve Wood

You will never hear a man towards the end of his life voicing regrets about spending too little time at the office. You will often hear regrets about too little time spent with family. How can we learn wisdom about prioritizing our time before we have spent it? The secret to time management is remembering to observe the Third Commandment.  Read more...


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