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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...

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...

Homosexual Porn Conflicts in Youth: Parental Responses - Richard Fitzgibbons

Catholic parents are often shocked and deeply troubled when they discover a son or daughter has been viewing homosexual pornography or when they are informed by an adolescent son or daughter that they are homosexual.   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...


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