Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Good Discipline Great Teens

I don't know if anyone else has read this book but I am reading this right now and it is so very good. It has so many great ideas and common sense thoughts to help keep you focused,  all coupled with humor to keep you laughing all the way through it.  My son just recently turned 13.  He is a very good boy but he is now a teen. I remember my teen years and now having a teen has certainly helped me to appreciate my parents more. I think that is how it is supposed to be. Maybe that is why we heard, "just wait until you have kids," when we were growing up.
I also discovered that Ray Guarendi has a website where you can purchase other books he has written and listen to broadcasts of his radio show, The Doctor is In.
I haven't read any other of his books but I have to say I am truly enjoying this one and hope to find time to listen to some of his broadcasts.

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Dear Lord help us to educate our family for your glory.

"Since parents have conferred life on their children, they have a most solemn obligation to educate their offspring. Hence, parents must be acknowledged as the first and foremost educators of their children. Their role as educators is so decisive that scarcely anything can compensate for their failure in it. For it devolves on parents to create a family atmosphere so animated with love and reverence for God and others that a well-rounded personal and social development will be fostered among children. Hence, the family is the first school of those social virtues which every society needs."--Gravissimum Educationis (one of the documents of the Second Vatican Council)

Helping and Loving Our Neighbor

Corporal works of Mercy
Feed the hungry

Give drink to the thirsty

Clothe the naked

Shelter the homeless

Visit the sick

Visit the imprisoned

Bury the dead

The Spiritual Works of Mercy
Admonish the sinner

Instruct the ignorant

Counsel the doubtful

Comfort the sorrowful
Bear wrongs patiently

Forgive all injuries

Pray for the living and the dead

Good Samaritain