September Parenting Article(TEACHING PIETY)

TEACHING PIETY TO…

INFANTS
  1. Let them see you pray.
  2. Say simple prayers with them every day.
  3. Teach them God is our Father and we should please him.
  4. Teach love for the Blessed Eucharist through the importance it has in your life.
  5. Pass on your own love for Our Lady.
  6. Introduce your children to Jesus’ life through the stories you tell.
  7. Talk of God, naturally in the family.
YOUNG CHILDREN
  1. Foster their daily prayers.
  2. Help them to see the importance of sacraments in your life.
  3. Take an interest in school religion lessons and homework.
  4. Teach them to say sorry to God when they offend him.
  5. Emphasise the positive importance of doing good and working hard.
  6. Let the children see your behaviour is consistent with your values.
EARLY ADOLESCENTS
  1. One cannot force piety; don’t lecture; help them reflect on the causes and consequences of their¬†actions.
  2. Help them to see that struggle, and ups and downs are a part of life and the virtue of fortitude.
  3. Open their horizons to works of mercy and generous ideals.
  4. Give example of the cheerfulness and generosity that your life lived with Faith should produce.

Source: REDFIELD COLLEGE,
New South Wales.

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