Raising Moral Kids in an Immoral World

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An Ascension Press Webinar with Dr. Greg and Lisa PopcakOn June 26th, the Supreme Court legalized same-sex marriage. This decision makes it more important than ever to be able to confidently convey the Catholic vision of love, life, and morality to our children.The good news is that it's possible to raise kids who can joyfully and willingly witness to Catholic values in every part of their lives—even when you aren't breathing down their necks.Join Dr. Greg and Lisa Popcak, authors of … [Read more...]

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Protecting YOUR Family’s “Heart Health”

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Your family's spirituality is the heart of your home.  Do you know how to protect and nurture it?Are you attending to your family's heart health?   Your family's spiritual well-being represents the true heart of your family, the spiritual heart that pumps joy, meaning, and connection into your life as a family and as persons.  Experts note that the degree to which your family shares a spiritual life actually predicts the degree of  satisfaction you can expect from both your family rel … [Read more...]

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Yes, You CAN Raise Faithful Kids

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What are your chances your children will own their faith?  Answer these 5 questions in my inaugural post in the National Catholic Register! For the Catholic parent, there is no more important task than communicating our faith to our children. That doesn’t just mean teaching our kids Catholic prayers and rituals. It means teaching them how to have a meaningful and personal relationship with God. How to think and act morally. How to love rightly and intimately. How to celebrate and live life as th … [Read more...]

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BE NOT AFRAID! Raising Faithful, Moral Kids in a World Gone Mad.

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I've been hearing from a lot of parents who, especially in the wake of SCOTUS decision on gay marriage have serious concerns about raising faithful, moral kids in the present culture.  It's never been easy, but recent events take the challenge to parents to a whole new level.  How do we convey the Catholic vision of love and marriage to our kids in a world that defines these terms in completely different ways than we do?  How can we hope to compete?  In our weaker moments, I think it is possible … [Read more...]

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Fix Your Fussy Eater in 3 Easy Steps

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Lisa and I get a lot of calls from listeners to More2Life Radio who are being driven crazy by their little fussy eaters.  It's an emotional issue for parents.  The good news is that when parents can remain calm and supportive over time, most children do more than grow out of it. This latest study offers three, simple practical steps that can give parents a sane guide for dealing with this vexing issue.Introducing the 'three Rs' -- Repetition, Role Modelling and Rewards -- at meal times could … [Read more...]

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Catholic Families in Crisis: New Study Finds Catholic Homes Are Spiritually Bankrupt.

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The Church teaches that family life is the basic unit of society and that as the family goes, so goes the Church.  If that's true, then we should all buckle our seatbelts, because we're in for a bumpy ride.I am honored to serve on the board of Holy Cross Family Ministries, the organization that carries on the legacy of Servant of God, Fr. Patrick "the family that prays together, stays together" Peyton, CSC. and promotes both family prayer and family well-being throughout the world. HCFM … [Read more...]

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Pope Francis on Marriage, “Marital Wounds Hurt Children.”

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Pope Francis made some powerful observations about the importance of working to create strong marriages."Dear Brothers and Sisters: We know well that every family on occasion suffers moments when one family member offends another. Through our words, actions, or omissions, instead of expressing love for our spouse or children, we can sometimes diminish or demean that love. Hiding these hurts only deepens such wounds, leading to anger and friction between loved ones. If these wounds are … [Read more...]

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Appalling New Sleep Training Technique Say’s “Don’t Feed Your Baby.”

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Two pediatrician brothers claim they have developed a "new" method of getting babies to sleep.  And, incidentally, I put "new" in quotes because their method is scary-similar to the method recommended by Babywise authors Gary and Marie Ezzo which was eventually condemned by the American Academy of Pediatrics because it caused failure to thrive and dehydration in babies.  How many ways can I say that this is a terrible, horrible, no-good parenting idea?  (Click here to read the FoxNews ar … [Read more...]

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