Monday, November 14, 2011

Parenting Sentiments

10 Things We Hope We Never Do To Our Children:

1  Buy them secular video games;

2  Allow them online without supervision;

3  Allow them to read Harry Potter and similar books about witchcraft, the occult, and the like;

4  Dress them in ghoulish Halloween costumes or let them participate in any activity that glorify the devil, his pomps and works;

5  Enrol them in a regular school;

6  Take them to a public library without supervision;

7  Let them watch secular TV programs, not even commercials;

8  Take them to a video arcade or similar places;

9  Let them go anywhere with friends whom we do not thoroughly know and trust;

10  Dress immodestly

10 Things We Hope to Achieve for Our Children, As Their Parents:

1  Teach them about the Catholic faith;

2  Keep them away from secular and other dangerous media;

3  Pray as a family on a regular basis, preferably daily; and treat them to precious moments with our Eucharistic Lord as often as we can (adoration);

4  Take them to Holy Mass on a regular basis (preferably daily), and to confession (where applicable, at least twice a month);

5  Educate them at home, being the most comfortable, wholesome, nonjudgemental environment for learning;

6  Teach them life skills by allocating age-appropriate household chores to foster responsibility from an early age;

7  Teach them about the saints, especially our Blessed Mother, to learn from and draw upon their experiences - for inspiration;

8  Strive everyday to become better examples;

9  Practice family devotions, and develop liturgical family traditions that are deeply rooted in our faith;

10  Pray for each of them and try as best we can to, one day, get them to Heaven, our true home!

If I had to advise parents, I should tell them to take great care about the people with whom their children associate . . . Much harm may result from bad company, and we are inclined by nature to follow what is worse than what is better. - St. Elizabeth Ann Seton

"Mankind's future rests in, and depends upon, the family more than any other society, institution, or environment. "  Pope John Paul II