Including children in the season of lent can often be difficult due to the nature of the season. Dr. Joseph White, child and family psychologist, offers several ways to integrate children into Lent that helps them understand why we have the season and why we do the things we do during Lent.
The message our culture sends regarding Christmas often undermines the true meaning of Christmas. Dr. Joseph White, child and family psychologist, emphasizes the importance of integrating faith into the Christmas season as it was intended to be.
Effective ways to teach children about God might seem hard to come by, but sometimes the most effective way is through action. Dr. Joseph White, Child and family psychologist, offers several methods that help parents reach out and teach their children about God.
As a parent with children it can be difficult figuring out how to figure what is for dinner and when. One solution to this is meal planning. Michelle Wright takes meal planning one step further, using the church’s liturgical calendar.
Bringing children to church is a good thing, but often times it can be a hassle trying to keep them entertained and quiet out of respect for others. Michelle Wright talks about how it is possible to give children incentive to be quiet and respectful during mass, but it takes some help from the parents.
Getting children to be quiet at church can be a struggle, but it does not have to be. Michelle Wright discusses how to deal with children in church in a way that focuses their attention on what is happening in the mass rather than on whatever else catches their attention.
We often think of prayer as a solitary activity, but family prayer is what makes the family into a “saint making machine”! Bill Donaghy of the Theology of the Body Institute explains how to find spirituality in family life.