Family therapist and parent Gregory Popcak and his wife, Lisa, are back with their second edition of Parenting with Grace: The Catholic Parents' Guide to Raising Almost Perfect Kids. This latest updated version continues to guide Parents through each stage of child development, from infancy through adolescence, offering additional age-specific advice on"Parenting with grace."
Practical, faithful, and humorous, Parenting with Grace will help you discover:
Seven factors that make Catholic parents unique.
How to C.A.R.E. enough to parent your very best.
Practical, faith-filled solutions to common problems of every childhood stage - sleep problems, tantrums, school/homework problems, faith issues, childhood fears, dating, dealing with technology and media, and much, much more!
|Publisher:||Our Sunday Visitor, Publishing Division|
|Product dimensions:||6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.20(d)|
Table of Contents
Foreword Dr. Bill Martha Sears 7
Preface to the First Edition Fr. Val J. Peter 9
Part I Catholic Parenting: Building a Community of Love
Introduction to Part I What's So Special About Catholic Parents? 15
1 Perfecting Your Kids in Love: Twelve Ways to Raise a P.K. 39
2 We Are F.A.M.I.L.Y. - Daring to Discipline the Catholic Way 59
3 Tools of the Trade: Everyday Discipline That Makes a Difference 79
4 Mutiny on the Bounty! Corrective Discipline for Stormy Seas 109
Part II The Five Fabulous Phases of Childhood
Introduction to Part II Helping Your Child Grow in Age, Wisdom, and Grace 143
5 Parenting Your Infant with Grace 147
5a Hey Dad, It's Your Turn: Self-Donative Fathering and the Infant 162
5b HEEYYYYY YEAH, BUT! FAQs About Self-Donative Parenting in Infancy 167
6 Parenting Your Toddler with Grace 179
7 Parenting Through Early Childhood with Grace 199
8 Parenting Your School-Age Child with Grace 223
9 Parenting Your Teen with Grace 245
Part III A Parenting Potpourri
10 Soul Food: Twelve Ways to Foster Your Child's Faith Life 275
11 Sibling Revelry: Six Hints for Helping Your Children Love One Another 287
12 Strengthening the Three Pillars of Stewardship 295
13 Wired: Catholic Parents and the Media 303
14 BOO! - Coping with Childhood Fears 309
15 We Can Work It Out: Catholic Parenting in a Two-Career Family 315
16 Is Eight Enough? Planning the Size of Your Family 321
17 Dad's Da Man! Five Steps to Being a Great Catholic Father 329
18 A Woman for All Seasons: Being an Attached Mom 333
19 The Most Powerful Parenting Tool … Your Marriage 341
20 Your Family Maintenance Schedule 347
Appendix 1 "The Natural Institution of the Family" Herbert Ratner 351
Appendix 2 Ten Reasons We Can't Spank: A Catholic Examination of Corporal Punishment 363
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Greg Popcak lays the foundation for building a great relationship with your kids. As parents, our kids should know that we are the people they can count on to fulfill their needs from infancy through the teen years. Dr. Popcak speaks to all levels of childhood development with practical means on helping develop a proper emotional bond with the most precious gift you've been given, your chilren.
Thanks for a new level of understanding and help with many parenting decisions.