Thursday, May 5, 2011

Quote on kids

I am reading a book right now called Good Discipline, Great Teens by Dr. Ray Guarendi. It is very good. I love the humor he adds to the book. It makes life seem a little more joyful.

He had a really good quote in the book. I just thought I would share.

There's a saying that tries to capture the essance of raising kids:  from birth to age six you teach them, from six to twelve you guide them, from 12 to 18 you pray for them. Dr. Ray Guarendi

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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