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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...

Like, a Virgin? - Russell D. Moore

Not long ago, a young single woman wrote to me with a question she would have preferred to ask her father, were he still alive. She's falling in love with a man, and she's afraid of only one question: his sexual past.   Read more...

Louv's Nature Principle - to the source

The well-being of children – but also of adults – requires that we have regular exposure to nature. We all need regular doses of Vitamin "N" (for nature).   Read more...

Manners and Morals - Brad Miner

A new edition of my book, The Compleat Gentleman: The Modern Man's Guide to Chivalry, is being published today.   Read more...

Manning Up — A Message for Catholic Men - Jonathan E. Doyle

Robert Flazon invited me to address you today, because he knows that I’ve figured out everything there is to know about manhood and I live it perfectly everyday and that I should come and bestow my great wisdom and learning upon you.   Read more...

Marital Anger - Richard P. Fitzgibbons

Excessive anger is one of the major sources of marital and family stress. The recognition, understanding and resolution of this powerful emotion are important for the health and happiness of marriage, children, and family.  Read more...

Meal Ordeals - Dr. Ray Guarendi

Dear Dr. Ray, My four-year-old daughter is a picky eater. Often she refuses to eat anything at all. Mealtime is not pleasant in our home. ― Fed Up  Read more...

Men Don’t Mother - Jenet Erickson

There's been a strange turn of opinions about fatherhood — at least in recent public debates.   Read more...

Messing with the Wiring - Charles Colson

Now, a new study shows that we not only need "authoritative communities," we are made to be a part of them.  Read more...

Mom’s Rules for Getting the Girl - Theresa Thomas

A quality woman will bring out the best in a man. She will hold him to high standards. She will value herself, and she will value you. Look for this type of woman and don't settle.   Read more...

Moral Imagination Filling Our Children with Good Things - James Duffy

Imagination will work on what we give it. If Pokemon and Terminator are the only things feeding the imagination, then they will form our dreams, too.  Read more...

My Catholic Kid is Gay! Now What?? - Dawn Wilde

I'd like to share what I think is an authentically loving response to what strikes fear into the hearts of most faithful Catholic parents: your son or daughter coming out as a gay man or lesbian.  Read more...

Nagging or 'This is the last ten times I'm going to tell you' - Ray Guarendi

Continually mouthing the same appeal or threat, whether changing your words a little or a lot, does little to gain a child's attention or cooperation.  Read more...

Nathaniel Hawthorne's A Wonder Book - Mitchell Kalpakgian

Whether it is the glory of the fall or the purity of the snow, the perfume of flowers or the deliciousness of food, the greatness of noble men or the sweetness of children, A Wonder Book depicts the inexhaustible riches of creation teeming with goodness and beauty in a myriad of forms.  Read more...

New Book Looks at How Media Violence Affects Society - NATIONAL CATHOLIC REGISTER

A new book on kids and violence says it is merely following the work of 4,000 previous studies, all of which say that violence in entertainment media is causing greater violence in society.  Read more...

Nip brats in the bud - Carol Milstone

The experts call them ‘pampered children.’ To those who have to put up with them, they’re ‘spoiled rotten.’ But thanks to some sage advice, they don’t have to be that way.  Read more...

On Protectors, Predators – and Prey - Mary Eberstadt

Maybe it was watching Miley Cyrus’s recent metamorphosis from American sweetheart into one more mostly naked walking docudrama. Or maybe it was the fact that blazing summer is now upon us, and with it the usual question of how much uncovering might be too much.   Read more...

On the Demise of Fatherhood - A Review - Kevin Aldrich

If fatherhood is rejected -- something easy as pie today -- the result for the liberated male is not happiness, but as Wendell Berry observes, an "escape only into loneliness and meaninglessness." And for the children, the outcome is misery.   Read more...

Our Culture’s Pressure on our “Tween”-age and Teenage Girls - Donna-Marie Cooper O'Boyle

Our "tween"-age and teenage girls are being bombarded with an onslaught of demands.  Read more...

Our Father - Scott Hahn

I was a teenage college student and still savoring my recent experience of conversion. I had been "born again," saved by Christ from sins that would have destroyed me, and I was eager to share my faith with other kids who seemed headed for delinquency.  Read more...

Parental Rights and Responsibilities in Education - Catholic Dossier

The right and responsibility of parents in the education of their children is expressed in a number of magisterial documents, some of the more recent of which are excerpted here.  Read more...


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