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Parenting Children and Family Life Resources

This page will contain helpful information for parents in their role of raising their children and other items that parents want to know about.

Parenting Resources


A Social Media Session for Parents — Catechist Magazine

How To Take Young Children to Mass — Josh and Stacey Noem

Family brings out the worst in you (so that God can heal it) — Fr. Mike Schmitz video

My Child is Bullying Classmates — Diocese of Lansing — Sheri Wohlfert, a Catholic school teacher, speaker, writer and founder of Joyful Words Ministries.

Faith Parenting Journey, A Series of Articles — Diocese of Lansing — Sheri Wohlfert, a Catholic school teacher, speaker, writer and founder of Joyful Words Ministries.

A Parent's Prayer — Loyola Press

Practices and Guidelines for use of Social Networking, part of Archdiocese of Milwaukee Safeguarding All God's Family program.

A Parents Guide to SNAPCHAT

How Do We Spend Our Time? — Fr. Mike Schmitz video

The Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) (updated link from above Archdiocesan Guidelines) gives parents control over what information websites can collect from their kids.  The COPPA Rule — with newer provisions in effect on July 1, 2013 — puts additional protections in place and streamlines other procedures that companies covered by the rule need to follow.  (If someone runs a website designed for kids or a website geared to a general audience but collects information from someone they know is under 13, they must comply with COPPA’s requirements.)

Parenting Apps Mobile phones, tablets and computers can all be configured with parental controls.  Whether your goal is to block certain content, set time parameters or just be mindful of usage, a variety of apps and programs are available.  From

How a Cell Phone Ruined Two Lives — Dr. Tim Elmore

How Adults Reduce Grit in Kids — Dr. Tim Elmore

Learning to be Alone — Fr. Mike Schmitz video

Setting up a "Screen Time Contract" with your child — from

Five Ways to Encourage Kids to Do Big Things for God — Traci Little

The Meaning of "I Love You" — Fr. Mike Schmitz video

Preventing Bullying in our Schools and Communities through Social and Emotional Learning —

The Importance of Teaching Mercy to Children —

10 Ways to Teach Your Children to Be Compassionate —

How to Teach a Child Forgiveness — Jamie Perillo, LPC —

Don't Have Any Friends? — Fr. Mike Schmitz video

Why Is It So Hard to Make Friends? — Fr. Mike Schmitz video

Mastering Love and Relationships — Fr. Mike Schmitz video

Catholic Resources — RCL Benziger (Our textbook publisher)

Thanksgiving BINGO Game: "Help Kids Show Gratitude" — Children's Ministry Magazine

Anti-Black Friday — Momentous Institute

How to Manage Test-Taking Anxiety — Momentous Institute

Parenting —

Resouces for Catholic Parents — Archdiocese of Milwaukee

Positive Parenting Tips Blog — Momentous Institute

Parenting Advice — — Get parenting tips and advice from real-life parents. ... nuggets of their advice in one outstanding article that will have a profound effect on your whole family.

Brain Under Construction — Momentous Institute

7 Generation "Z" Statistics Every Adult Should Know — Dr. Tim Elmore

Dr. Tim Elmore Blog posts

Five Actions that Form a Healthy Identity — Dr. Tim Elmore

Parenting 101 — Child Development Institute — very good articles!

Parenting Blog — Momentous Institute — very good articles!

Raising Chaste Children in a Pornographic World — Ryan Foley —

A Month of Dinner Time Conversations — The Archdiocese of Denver — This is an entire month’s worth of dinnertime conversation starters. They are meant to help you discuss your faith and grow together in understanding what it means to be a Catholic family.

The Incredible Years — Articles for parents of younger children —

Another reason to love ‘Gilmore Girls’ — Pamela Hill Nettleton,