I was not raised around drugs and alcohol, and I admit I was very naïve about the subject. When my husband and I had our children, we believed in being very hands-on. I stayed home with them until they started school. Our household was filled with love and respect that had its foundation in our faith.
Supporting our daughter Moira’s efforts to live her faith has recently become an important component of our lives as parents. Going to church and praying together are certainly fundamental. Hearing how important it is to live our faith, though, has started to take shape in our daughter.
Children today are growing up in a time when there is a significant sense of freedom and an overwhelming amount of poverty and suffering at a global level.
More moms are breadwinners, and more dads are staying home. It seems to be a modern model, but it’s not easy. Here is the experience of a family who is trying it out.
A doctorate in psychology, three children and a happy marriage? It seemed totally impossible to me until the day I walked on stage to get my – our – degree…
Passing on the desire to pray and have a relationship with God is not an easy task with our children. Here’s how some parents try to foster it.
“My daughter was feeling left of by her friends who had more gadgets..” A mother’s first impulse was to blame the other parents, but then she realized how often her phone distracted her from the kids
Thanks to modern technology, we have learned that the brain undergoes a major reorganization between the ages of 12 and 25 years. It’s like getting an upgrade to your computer — in the end the brain is much faster and more sophisticated.
Down-to-earth thoughts from the Catholic Church and Focolare families on keeping mutual love alive at home