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Four Things Boys Learn From Their Fathers - Tom Steenson

Whether it is a toddler who wants to carry his father's tools as he works around the house, or the six-year-old who insists on accompanying dad on his errands, early on, boys obtain their idea of masculine behavior from their father.   Read more...

Generation to Generation: Nuturing the Faith in Our Homes - Kimberly Hahn

From the moment we hold our child for the first time, we care for his physical needs. We feed him, clothe him, and clean him. Yet he has deeper needs than physical care — he has a soul that needs to be fed, clothed, and cleansed.   Read more...

Getting Kids to Confession - Art Bennett

My children don't like to go to confession. I want them to go regularly, but sometimes I wonder if it's really necessary because it's so difficult to make it work out. What should I do?  Read more...

Getting Teenagers out of Their Shells and into Their Souls - Mark Lowery

My adolescent is completely immersed in himself, very focused on expressing himself. I’m worried that he’s losing sight of the objective truths we’ve raised him with.  Read more...

Gianna’s Message - Fr. Raymond de Souza

Dr. Gianna Molla lived in the heart of the 20th century as a woman who had it all. The future of the 21st century will depend in large part on whether the understanding of marriage and family life she exemplified will be seen as a model to be imitated or a constraint to be overcome.  Read more...

Give Your Children a Head Start - Dwight Longenecker

The children's classic "The Hobbit" was written by a Catholic father for his children. From that first book J.R.R. Tolkien went on to write the most popular book of the twentieth century, "The Lord of the Rings".  Read more...

Grandparenting: Needed, Now More Than Ever - Mary Zurolo

Grandparents and grandchildren enrich one another's lives in many ways, according to Arthur Kornhaber, who has spent 30 years researching the emotional bond between the two generations.  Read more...

Hardwired to Connect: The New Scientific Case for Authoritative Communities (Executive Summary) - Institute for American Values

Authoritative communities are groups that live out the types of connectedness that our children increasingly lack. They are groups of people who are committed to one another over time and who model and pass on at least part of what it means to be a good person and live a good life. Renewing and building them is the key to improving the lives of children and adolescents.  Read more...

Honoring Thy Fathers - Bradford Wilcox

For millions of children across the U.S., this Sunday will not be a cause for celebration.  Read more...

Household Stories of the Brothers Grimm - Mitchell A. Kalpakgian

In the world of fairy tales one can never underestimate the significance of a kind deed, a friendly favor, the integrity of a promise, or hard work.   Read more...

How Does a Father Protect His Family? - James Stenson

Let's approach this question by first examining a man's masculinity, the distinctive character of any normal adult male.  Read more...

How Parents Deal Effectively with their Adolescent Children - James Stenson

Here are some key ideas to keep in mind — all based on other parents' experience — in leading your adolescent children toward responsible adulthood.  Read more...

How to Keep Kids Catholic? The Answer is In the Cards - Tim Drake

Katherine Andes, a creator of Friendly Defenders Catholic Flash Cards, wants to make an entire generation of children more like her daughter, Lauren.  Read more...

How to Ruin Your Children - AUTHOR UNKNOWN

Twelve sure fire principles of parenting guaranteed to produce delinquent children.  Read more...

How to Solve the Bully Problem - Father Robert Barron

It is very difficult indeed to watch the new documentary "Bully" without experiencing both an intense sadness and a feeling of helplessness.   Read more...

How to Teach Children Values - WILLIAM J. BENNETT

A growing cynicism and the erosion of ethics make raising children a perilous task.  Read more...

How to Temper Temper Tempests - Ray Guarendi

Dear Dr. Ray: My son is four years old. He's very lovable, but be has a temper that is explosive. I think big anger goes beyond normal bounds. He throws at least one tantrum a day. We're looking for ideas. - Shell shocked   Read more...

I feel like, therefore I am - Professor Theophilus

Once again, the lock on my office door wasn't cooperating with the key.  Read more...

I ‘Forgot’ - Ray Guarendi

Question: My 10-year-old son seems to have a bad memory, but only where I’m concerned. If I ask, “Please take out the trash,” a half hour later he says, “I forgot.” If I ask, “Why aren’t the dishes dried yet?” again I get, “I forgot.” He only seems to forget what he doesn’t want to do. What should I do?  Read more...

In praise of boredom - Barbara Kay

Boredom never hurt any healthy, well-educated child. In fact, recurrent patches of it should be regarded not only as a desirable component of a normal childhood, but arguably the best possible spur to elite literacy.   Read more...

Judging a Book by its Cover: Goosebumps - Sean Murphy

The cover of a Goosebumps book invites the kind of intuitive parental judgement likely to disturb the peace of the home and invite unfavourable comparisons with what "everybody else" is allowed to read.  Read more...

Kids in Church - ROB STOUT

The father of five children says he and his wife have always taken all their children to Mass. Here are some guidelines they have worked out over the years.  Read more...

Labor Relations With Children - Ray Guarendi

How important do you think it is for children to help around the house? And how can I get my kids to do more? Sometimes it's easier on my nerves if I just do the chores myself.  Read more...

Letter to a Young Girl - ALICE VON HILDEBRAND

Alice von Hildebrand speaks tenderly and intimately to a fictional young girl about the great dignity and specialness of being chosen by God to be a woman.  Read more...

Liar, Liar, Pants on Fire - Jeff Ziegler

Most every person lies at some point in their life, but Scripture, St. Augustine and others note the damage done by telling untruths.  Read more...


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