"The catechesis given by parents with the family 'precedes, accompanies and enriches all other forms of catechesis.' When children are baptized, parents accept the responsibility to bring up their children in the practice of faith and to see to it that the divine life that God gives them is kept safe from the poison of sin, to grow always stronger in their hearts." - National Directory of Catechesis
Catholic Parenting Websites
www.catholicparents.org Catholic parents online has as its mission to "build a network of faithful, dynamic, and informed parents, students, and alumni, committed to working with Catholic schools and other programs of education to ensure authentic teaching and protection of the Catholic Faith." They are truly devoted to the Magisterium and recognize the parents' role as the primary educators of their children.
www.dads.org This is an online resource ministry of St. Joseph's Covenant Keepers (SJCK), an informal international network of Christian men, under the patronage of St. Joseph, dedicated to strengthening the family. The primary focus of St. Joseph's Covenant Keepers is men who are fathers of children still living at home. The site is well designed and filled with solid information and great resources for dads.
www.catholicmom.com This is a website for sharing and learning about parenting and faith issues. You can stop by their new Catholic Mom Blog and share your comments and ideas. Check out their new Catholic Moments Podcast for news and chats with different authors, columnists, and musicians. Other highlights of the Catholic Moms web site include: recipes, traditions, holy day and holiday ideas, home management, kids activities, and motivational tips pages; you can submit your ideas or find out new tips.
www.e5men.org E5Men is a site for men to help men and women live the truth of Ephesians 5: "Husbands love your wives, wives love your husbands."
www.catholicparenting.com Catholic parenting is an online meeting place for Catholic parents looking to exchange ideas and experiences about their wonderful, but challenging vocation of being a Catholic parent. The site features a bulletin board, resources, articles, and crafts.
www.parentsandkidstalking.com This website is dedicated to supporting parents in their role as their child's primary sexuality educator. No one knows your child better than you and your child needs your guidance. Talking with children about the physical and emotional changes of puberty enables parents to start an informal dialogue based on trust and respect. This is the foundation that is needed to continue the conversation with teens before they can be overly influenced by the media and their peers.
Articles for Catholic Parents
- How Can I Keep my Kids Catholic?
- 8 Keys to Keeping Kids Catholic
- The Mission of the catholic Parent: Just Do Your Best
Prayer for Families
Theology of the Body
- Christopher West on Theology of the Body (video)
- Jason and Crystalina Evert on Theology of the Body at NCYC 2009 (video)
- How to Talk to Your Teen about Chastity (book)
- Beyond the Birds and the Bees Raising Sexually Whole and Holy Kids (book)
- Catechism of the Catholic Church
- Video Catechism
- Catholic Answers
- Archdiocese of Kansas City, Kansas Digital Media Center