Why would you look for Catholic Parenting on the internet?
Whatever the reason may be, I am here only to share with you my experience as a parent and hope it might help your family.
My husband and I had to guide our children in a totally different culture, from the culture we grew up in. Changes in culture could make Catholic or Christian Parenting very challenging.
Therefore, as a Catholic or Christian parent, one needs to be really strong and work in partnership with God. I mean your own prayer-life needs to be strong, so you could ask for the grace and blessings to be a good Christian parent.
My husband and I pray every night together as a couple asking God for blessings
Our prayer might take us just ten minutes and comes from the heart. We would also pray for them as we drive together, or as we go about our day to day work. Here are some Prayers for family that you might like to use for your children.
PRAYER is the solid foundation for good Catholic Parenting.
The second important essence for being a good Christian parent is, to maintain a harmonious relationship between the parents.
This again becomes easy only if we keep God in our marriage. If our children notice that we don’t value each other in our marriage, then there is no point in bringing up any Christian or Catholic values. Children need to see the joy in us - in their parents.
The third essence is, to maintain a loving relationship between us-parents and children. To spend time with them – time to listen, to let them feel that they are loved even if they act wrong; to be able to forgive and to ask for forgiveness, specially, when we parents are wrong.
They need to see this difference in their own family in order to appreciate Catholic values.
Why Do I strive to be a good Parent?
Because the traditions and values of Catholic teachings create a solid grounds for our children to grow in their virtues and experience God’s love for them and ultimately show God’s love to others.
What does Catholic Parenting involve?
Parents follow the teachings of the Church, which ultimately results in a harmonious life within the family and with the rest of the world.
Catholic Parenting involves some of the following aspects, but not limited by them.
Catholic parenting although challenging, if put into practice with the help of prayer, could be very rewarding for your family and children.Return from Catholic Parenting to Family Prayer home page.