How to Raise Good Catholic Children

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First published fifty years ago, How to Raise Good Catholic Children is a rare treat for today's parents: a wise and readable book on child care that derives its wisdom from the Catholic home rather than from psychologists.

Author Mary Reed Newland here draws on her own experiences as the mother of seven to show how the classic Christian principles of sanctity can be translated into terms easily applied to children - even to the very young.

Because it's rooted in experience, not in theory, nothing that Mrs. Newland suggests is impossible or extraordinary. In fact, as you reflect on your experiences with your own children, you'll quickly agree that hers is an excellent commonsense approach to raising good Catholic children.

Let Mrs. Newland show you how to introduce even your littlest ones to God and develop in your growing children virtues such as:

  • The habit of regular prayer


  • Genuine love of the Rosary


  • A sense of the dignity of work


  • Devotion to Mary and the saints


  • A proper love for the things of this world and for the things of Heaven


  • Attentiveness at Mass


  • Love for the Eucharist


  • An understanding and love of purity


  • The ability to make good confessions


  • And dozens of other skills, habits, and virtues that every good Catholic child needs.

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Product Details

  • Pages: 352
  • Format(s): Sale-priced ppbk, eBook
  • ISBN: 978-1-928832-86-7
  • Product Code: 865
  • Availability: In Stock

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All devout Catholics need to read this. It's wonderful and helpful for me. I get tounge tied when trying to pray with my kids, but I'm learning and this book has helped me so much. There is so much to this book, sometimes I think I don't need my library of parenting books because this covers everything. It's great.
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Kind, gentle, specific approach to raising Catholic children
I was looking for a book that specifically addressed the training of Catholic children and I definitely found it in "How to Raise Good Catholic Children"! Mary Reed Newland writes wonderfully in this detailed how-to book on raising Catholic children. The book was written 50 years ago, but it is as relevant today as ever, save for a few liturgical differences. Her style is very kind and gentle. It makes me wish that I was one of her children and had grown up with her teachings! She is very specific in how to go about teaching such things as love of the Rosary and the Rite of Baptism. She gives examples of what to say and how to say it, but the way she does it is very gentle and subtle. This is not an in-your-face, do-it-my-way book. It's a great read and puts me in a great frame of mind to teach my own children. If you are looking for guidance in how best to train your children in the Catholic faith, this is definitely the book for you!
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