Snowflake Nation: How Panderly Parenting Is Creating a Generation of Tyrants

Snowflake Nation: How Panderly Parenting Is Creating a Generation of Tyrants by Selwyn Duke When you treat your son like the sun and orbit around him as if he’s his own little solar system’s center, don’t be surprised when he supernovas at every imagined slight. So...
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Don’t Let Your Child Call the Shots, Psychologist Says

Don't Let Your Child Call the Shots, Psychologist Says by Christina Lee Knauss John Rosemond is the rare person who can get away with telling a roomful of moms and dads that when it comes to raising kids, they don’t know what they are doing. The child psychologist,...
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Get Your Kids Out of Toxic Schools

Get Your Kids Out of Toxic Schools by Steve Wood One of the biggest unrecognized perils facing Catholic families in our cultural crisis is the menace of “happy Catholicism.” From my experience of fourteen years in Catholic media, I’ve encountered a strong preference...
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Sibling Fights: Training Ground for Marriage

Sibling Fights: Training Ground for Marriage by Bill Bellet and Marie Bellet Parents can get very discouraged when their children do not get along. We all dream of a mutually supportive family filled with peace and understanding. Does sibling fighting reflect our...
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Lessons for Dads from Secondhand Lions

Lessons for Dads from Secondhand Lions by Steve Wood This article on Secondhand Lions is a reflection on a fascinating film for fathers, grandfathers, and uncles. Secondhand Lions features Walter, a shy and awkward boy being raised by an irresponsible single mom with...
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What Will Happen to Catholic Kids in Same-Sex Marriage America?

What Will Happen to Catholic Kids in Same-Sex Marriage America? by Steve Wood Catholic parents in America are asking themselves, “What will happen to my kids after the Supreme Court’s same-sex marriage decision?” My prediction is that the United States of America is...
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Young Men Breaking Free

Young Men Breaking Free by Steve Wood How long can we ignore this 800-pound slobbering gorilla? It is the greatest ignored crisis in the Church today. I lack a vocabulary to say how great a threat this is to the Catholic faith. I’m talking about the mind-boggling...
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Who Is to Blame for Measles?

Who Is to Blame for Measles? By Elizabeth Lee Vliet, M.D. The focus of the Obama Administration and media in the measles outbreak in the U.S. has been on American parents not vaccinating their children. This overlooks a key issue that other physicians and I warned...
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Saint Thomas More: Patron of Catholic Home Educators

Saint Thomas More: Patron of Catholic Home Educators by Steve Wood The chief purpose of marriage is the procreation and education of children. Too many Catholic dads dump the entire responsibility for teaching their children onto the shoulders of their wives or...
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Christian Parenting with Purpose (Part III): Family Time

Christian Parenting with Purpose (Part III): Family Time by Joe Hyland Nearly nine years ago, while working as the clinical director of a treatment facility for at risk adolescents I heard a shocking statistic – the average American father spends only 13 minutes per...
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Christian Parenting with a Purpose (Part II): The Essentials

Christian Parenting with Purpose (Part II): The Essentials by Joe Hyland At times Christian parenting can be messy and difficult, but parenting successfully is possible for those who are committed to doing so with purpose. Those that parent with purpose do it because...
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Handing on the Faith

Handing on the Faith by Mark Shea In our family, we have a tradition. Every evening, my wife and I (sometimes one of us, sometimes both) go into the children's bedrooms, make the sign of the cross on our kids' foreheads and bless them in the name of the Father, the...
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A Forgotten Secret to Raising Catholic Children in a Secular Culture

A Forgotten Secret to Raising Catholic Children in a Secular Culture by Marie Bellet The most powerful agent for raising Catholic children and immunizing ourselves against the anti-family culture that surrounds us is the nightly family dinner. This regular meeting...
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The Power of Imitation: Fathers’ Secret Weapon for Child Training Success

The Power of Imitation: Fathers’ Secret Weapon for Child Training Success by Steve Wood I have a bad habit that I picked up years ago at military school. I was taught to spit shine, not the polite way with polish and water, but the old fashion way with black Kiwi and...
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Parents as Courtship Coaches

Parents as Courtship Coaches by Steve Wood Except for paying college costs, many parents consider their job practically finished after they drop off their college-bound student at the freshman dorm. This is a huge mistake. Parents need to be on-duty throughout the...
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Christian Parenting with a Purpose: Part I

Christian Parenting with Purpose (Part I) by Joe Hyland I once heard Herm Edwards, the former Kansas City Chiefs head football coach say, “a goal without a plan is a wish.” Christian parenting with purpose means that we actively develop a specific plan to reach the...
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Parental Supervision for Teens

Parental Supervision for Teens by Steve Wood Successfully fathering children through the transition from childhood to adulthood has never been easy. Fathers of teens in the decade ahead face the most challenging fathering task in human history. We are living through...
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How to Keep your Kids Catholic

How to Keep Your Kids Catholic by Jim Burnham When my three-year-old son makes the sign of the cross and sweetly tells Jesus how much he loves Him, I am so proud. When that same son screams in anger and frustration, I am ashamed. He learned to do both by imitating me....
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Giving Your Child Internal Strength to Withstand Peer Pressure

Giving Your Child Internal Strength to Withstand Peer Pressure by Steve Wood Do not be conformed to this world but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that you may prove what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect. Romans 12:2 The best...
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Family Moral Media with ClearPlay

Family Moral Media with ClearPlay by Steve Wood The ClearPlay DVD filters and players are the very best option for family media management that I’ve seen in the past decade. If you watch movies in your home rated above “G”, then you need ClearPlay. I’ve used profanity...
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