Resources for Parents

Early Childhood

Parenting resources for children ages 0-5.

Parental Duties To Their Baptized Children
In an article written by Father Michael Van Sloun for The Catholic Spirit, he provides a guide for parents to raise their children in Catholic Faith. Sloun states “To raise… Read More
Parents' Prayer For Their Children
O God the Father of mankind, who hast given unto me these my children, and committed them to my charge to bring them up for Thee, and to prepare them… Read More
Why Do Catholics Baptize Infants?
Why Do Catholics Baptize Infants? In a video, Fr. John Kerns explains the significance and practice of infant baptism in the Catholic Church.

Childhood

Parenting resources for children ages 5-10.

Guidelines For Children in Mass
Many Catholic parents have asked the question: Are there any guidelines from the Church regarding bringing children to Mass? While the Church has never set an official set of guidelines,… Read More
Taking Your Children To Mass: Why Bother?
Attending Mass is a central part to living a consecrated life, this extends to the entire family. Though attending Mass with young children can be a trial of wills and… Read More
Raising Children of Character: 10 Principles
In his article, Thomas Lickona provides 10 principals for raising children with character. As Catholics, we want our children to grow up in a loving, faith-centered environment, these 10 points… Read More

Early Adolescence

Parenting resources for children ages 10-14.

When Should Teens Begin Dating?
After receiving a question from a concerned parent regarding the appropriate age for teens to start dating, Author Marybeth Hicks published an article to answer this common question. Hicks makes… Read More
Age 12 Is Like a Second Toddlerhood
In an article published at Thecut.com, author Melissa Dahl discusses how the early adolescent stage in a child’s development to a second Toddlerhood. This article provides parents explains how this… Read More
A Parents Guide To Middle Schoolers
St. Barbara Catholic School in Santa Ana California published an article for parents of middle schoolers, particularly between the ages of 11 to 13. This is a great resource for… Read More

Adolescence

Parenting resources for children ages 14 & up.

What Your Teenage Catholic Daughter Needs & Thinks
Are you the parent of a teenage daughter? This can help you with understanding their relationship with faith, peers, technology, and the afterlife. This is a valuable resource as it… Read More
The Hard Truth About Raising Catholic Teens
In an article posted on www.blossomingjoy.com, the author Melissa discusses the influences in children’s lives that can cause them to stray from their faith. These factors include: music, movies, TV,… Read More
Why Your Teen Needs You Just As Much As Your Toddler
In an article posted to aleteia.org author Blanca writes about the challenges of raising teens in the modern era. This article emphasizes how to care for and guide teenagers with… Read More