Wouldn't it be nice to enjoy a moment at the end of a hectic day when all family fights would stop, all pandemonium would be stilled, all problems suspended, all tensions relaxed?
Wouldn't your child -- and you -- profit at day's end from having a sturdy bridge to carry you from activity to repose, from excitement to tranquil sleep and pleasant dreams?
Joan Bel Geddes, an internationally recognized authority on children, believes that prayer can do all these things even for those families who are not sure that there is anyone out there to listen.
With the practicality and insight of a mother who has been there, she tells you how -- not just why -- to teach your children to pray:
- before sleep
- in the morning
- before and after meals
- on their special days
- and on festival days from around the world.
In her ability to bring together the insights of spirituality and child development she has created a uniquely helpful book for all families.
About the Author:
Joan Bel Geddes is the author of numerous books on subjects from childcare to the civil rights movement. Her articles have appeared in many magazines and newsletters. Her most recent work is Childhood and Children: A Compendium of Customs, Theories, Profiles, and Facts (Oryx Press). She continues her freelance writing from her home in New York City.
|Publisher:||Ave Maria Press|
|Product dimensions:||5.58(w) x 8.46(h) x 0.36(d)|
Table of Contents
Introduction: Thoughts About Children and Prayer
Part One: Daily Prayers: Mornings and Mealtimes
Part Two: Evening Prayers
The "Thank You" Part
The "Sorry" Part
The "Please Help" Part
The "God Bless" Part
Part Three: Occasions for Short, Spontaneous Prayer
Part Four: Children's Prayers Around the World
Part Five: Christian Holidays and Other Special Days Throughout the Year
Part Six: Helping Children Who Have Doubts
Some Recommended Books About Religion for Young Children
Some Recommended Books for Parents