Parental Authority

Family life
Parental Authority

A new article in the series on family education offers some ideas on how to help children manage their freedom.

Educating the Emotions

Family life
Educating the Emotions

"Christian morality does not regard human feelings with distrust. On the contrary, it gives importance to fostering and guiding them, since they have a great ...

Educating in Freedom

Family life
Educating in Freedom

"The task of raising children comes down to getting them to 'want' to do what is good, providing them with the intellectual and moral resources ...

Leisure and Free Time (3)

Family life
Leisure and Free Time (3)

"On reaching adolescence children may strongly demand an amount of freedom that at times they aren’t yet ready to manage in a mature way."

Temperance and Self-mastery (II)

Family life
Temperance and Self-mastery (II)

"Those who are masters of themselves have marvelous possibilities to dedicate themselves to the service of God and neighbor, and thus attain the greatest happiness ...

Guiding the Heart

Family life
Guiding the Heart

"Guiding children’s emotions means helping bring it about that what they like coincides with their true good." A new article in the series on ...

Leisure and Free Time (1)

Family life
Leisure and Free Time (1)

"Free time possesses certain educational possibilities of its own, teaching children how to make good use of their freedom." A new article in the series ...

Good Manners

Family life
Good Manners

Polite manners provide something essential for living in society, teaching us to be human and civil with others. Courtesy and politeness are "little sisters" of ...

Educating in Modesty (2)

Family life
Educating in Modesty (2)

"Parents need to communicate the value of the human body, and how to treat it with respect, avoiding anything that could contribute to viewing it ...

Leisure and Free Time (2)

Family life
Leisure and Free Time (2)

"In hallowing the Sabbath, in 'creating' the festive day, God has wanted to associate all men and women with his loving gaze upon the world ...

Educating in Friendship

Family life
Educating in Friendship

"Imposing things by force, in an authoritarian manner, is not the right way to teach. The ideal attitude of parents lies more in becoming their ...