Please watch for this program to help parents teach the all-important concepts of conscience and character to their preadolescents and adolescents. This program has been designed to guide parents in their interactions with their preadolescents and adolescents to teach them the vital concepts of conscience and character in an increasingly secular, hostile-to-Christianity culture.
Faith-based parenting in our turbulent culture may be the single most important choice parents can make to help their children and adolescents learn the core skills of conscience and character development.
Parents often feel they do not possess the skills necessary to teach conscience and character to their children and adolescents. This may be partially due to not learning these concepts themselves in their own childhood and adolescence, or to mistakes they made during that time of life. They don't want to be hypocritical and teach something they themselves were not taught to do, or did not know how important the concepts were to their own lives.
That simply does not excuse parents from teaching these concepts to their children and adolescents. The world we are living in today is so pervasive and insidious that it sneaks up on our kids with almost no one noticing, until it's too late. Don't let that be the case with your children and adolescents.
YOU are the primary educator of conscience and character for your children, and you will do this most effectively through the example you set. Your teaching will be important, but the way you live and provide a good example of the concepts you teach, will offer the lasting lessons we want our children and adolescents to carry with them through life.
Connections: Catholic Christian Faith-Based Parenting Skills is a program designed to help you talk with your children and adolescents. You will be guided to help them understand and integrate the important concepts of conscience and character into their everyday interactions with friends, classmates, sports' teams, and any extra-curricular setting in which they find themselves.
YOU are your child's and adolescents' most important moral teacher. Please do not leave this critical responsibility to chance, or worse, to the culture. Please see this blog recently posted on Patheos, regarding the importance of living a virtuous life:
To learn more about how your school or parish can become engaged with Connections, please reach out to Dr. Walsh-Soucheray at email@example.com