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Parents v. Television ó Seven Steps to Sure Victory - Randall Murphree

Pre-season hype last fall boasted that the major networks were going to push the envelope this television season with more profanity and more graphic sexual content. By and large, they have delivered on those promises. Here are a few strategies a conscientious family can use to gain control over television.  Read more...

Pornography - Jason Evert

Q. What's wrong with looking at pornography? It's not like you are getting a girl pregnant or spreading STDs.

A. The problem with using porn is that it emasculates men, degrades women, destroys marriages, and offends the Lord.   Read more...

Preparing Children for the 'Real World' - Dr. Ray Guarendi

Dear Dr. Ray, I try hard to keep my kids innocent and to raise them more slowly than their peers. Regularly, I hear, ďYou canít protect them forever. Thatís a real world out there. They have to learn to deal with life.Ē - Cautious Mom  Read more...

Preparing for Peer Pressure: A Guide for Parents of Young Children - JAMES STENSON

Children entering adolescence acquire virtually boundless new opportunities for pleasure, power, and escape into illusion.  Read more...

Prevent Peer Cruelty and Promote Kindness - Thomas Lickona

Schools have no higher moral obligation to students and their parents than to do everything in their power to prevent peer cruelty and create a culture of kindness and respect.   Read more...

Protect Yourself from the Internet's Moral Dangers - JEFFERY A. MIRUS

If you have both an Internet connection and children at home, and you haven't considered this problem seriously, I urge you to do so now.  Read more...

Qualities of Successful Parents - JAMES STENSON

James Stenson outlines the proven methods and techniques of effective Christian parenting today.  Read more...

Quelling Sibling Quibbling - Dr. Ray Guarendi

Dear Dr. Ray, My twin sons are age ten. They bicker and battle about one third of the time they're together. Is this normal, and what can I do about it? - The Referee  Read more...

Raising Children of Character: 10 Principles - Thomas Lickona

Parenting is arguably the hardest job there is and the one for which we get no training. Here are ten principles of parenting that can guide us in the demanding work of raising children of character.   Read more...

Reducing Relational Aggression - Susan Wellman

A 9th-grade girl returns to school in the fall to discover that her two best friends during middle school no longer want to eat lunch with her. Over the summer her friends got accepted into a more popular group, and the new group doesn't "like" her. Without warning or explanation she is cast out, alone, desolate.  Read more...

Reflections on Being a Grandfather - Donald DeMarco

T. H. Huxley, for whom evolution provided both his religion and his family tree, asserted repeatedly that, "a man has no reason to be ashamed of having an ape for his grandfather."   Read more...

Remembering Catholic Psychiatrist Conrad Baars - Jim Graves

Sue Baars reflects on her fatherís contributions to psychiatry and the Church.  Read more...

Return to Neverland - Professor Theophilus

Love is in the air Ö sort of. Professor Theophilus addresses two young ladies' romantic dilemmas.  Read more...

Reversing the Deculturation of Fatherhood - Donald DeMarco

Pope John Paul II, in the course of his "Theology of the Body", refers to the "Masters of Suspicion", an expression he borrows from Paul Ricoeur that applies to Sigmund Freud, Karl Marx, and Friedrich Nietzsche.   Read more...

Same sex adoption is not a game - Richard Fitzgibbons, M.D.

Moves by legislators and homosexual activists to endorse same sex adoption are misguided. Their intentions may be good, but they are ignoring the rights of children and important social and psychological research into the homosexual lifestyle.  Read more...

Saving Childhood - MICHAEL MEDVED

The assault on innocence from the media, schools, and parents themselves comes cloaked in the best of intentions.  Read more...

Selecting and Sharing Good Books: Some Guidelines - William Kilpatrick, Gregory Wolfe, and Suzanne M. Wolfe

Because of space limitations, there are many good books that couldnít be included in our guide. For those who want to go beyond the list here are some suggestions for choosing books that build character.  Read more...

Self-esteem vs. self-improvement - Barbara Kay

My generation was prepared for university by high school teachers with little interest in how we "felt" about the subjects they taught, and a great deal of interest in what we actually knew.  Read more...

Sense and Sentimentality - Edward P. Sri

How could Mr. Right turn out to be so wrong? Many young people have had the experience of feeling that they were in love with someone who at first seemed absolutely wonderful, only later to be greatly disappointed in the person, disillusioned about the relationship, and perhaps even down on the opposite sex as a whole.  Read more...

Sitting down to supper together - Father Raymond J. de Souza

I have returned to this subject more than once because I think the regular family dinner is a powerful support to family unity and the successful raising of children.  Read more...

Spiritual Exercises - book review - PATRICIA STEIGER

St. Ignatius did not plan his retreat for children, although it stands to reason that children, too, would benefit from an Ignatian spiritual retreat.  Read more...

Spiritual maturity and lifelong adolescence - Father George Rutler

Insecurity is characteristic of adolescence.  Read more...

Spotless Playroom Floor - Ray Guarendi

Getting our small children to pick up their toys is a daily sore spot in our house. No matter what I say, they wonít do it. Am I making a mountain out of a molehill?  Read more...

Still In The World - Joe Carter

"What if you die overseas and Iím not there," my mom said when I told her I had joined the Marines.   Read more...

Submitting to the narcissistic impulse - Barbara Kay

I laughed out loud when I read my colleague George Jonas' Saturday column.  Read more...


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