MFP184: Creating a Safe Place to Make Mistakes

   “Instead of trying to protect yourself through your fear, learn to live dangerously! – by doing and saying what you think, know, and believe to be right, by not caring that you may be mistaken at times”  ~ Dr. … Continue reading

MFP183: Catholic Home Management

   “One earns Paradise with one’s daily task.” ~ Saint Gianna Beretta Molla  Chores, laundry, meal preparation, etc, etc…. It never ends!  But even this part of family life is an area in which God wants to enter into our … Continue reading

MFP 179: Adolescence is Coming (if not already)

Re-release of MP005 Preparing your tween (and yourself!) for adolescence.   You try your hardest to raise your teenagers with patience, honesty and good manners, but they still end up being like you. – Anonymous There is much confusion among … Continue reading

MFP 177 : Kids & Money: the Messy Family Take

“Teaching kids how to handle money is more than dollars and cents, it’s about character and responsibility” – Dave Ramsey Handling money is a subject that can bring about strong emotion in couples, but it’s a life skill that we … Continue reading

Two Parenting Tech Traps to Avoid

We just launched our newly updated and expanded resource on “Screens and Your Child” last month, so we thought we’d share part of the information we’re adding to that resource. When it comes to screens and our kids, there are … Continue reading

When is the Right Time to Let Your Kids Use Tech?

We are launching our newly updated and expanded resource on “Screens and Your Child” this month, so we thought we’d share part of the information we’re adding to that resource. Some parenting experts urge parents to “trust” their children when … Continue reading

A Hernon Christmas Story

By Katie Gamboa. The winter of 2004 was a cold, dry one in my cramped, joy-filled Steubenville home. My parents’ house was almost bursting at the seams with five rambunctious children under nine years old and two loving dogs under … Continue reading

Gender Differences: Boy Friendships: Girl Friendships

Different? Heck yeah! Our blog series on Gender Differences “There is no such thing as a ‘child’: there are only boys and girls.” ~ Dr. Leonard Sax Post 5: Boy Friendships: Girl Friendships We’re running a blog series on the … Continue reading

Gender Differences: Managing Aggression with Boys and Girls

Different? Heck yeah! Our blog series on Gender Differences “There is no such thing as a ‘child’: there are only boys and girls.” ~ Dr. Leonard Sax Post 4: Managing Aggression with Boys and Girls We’re running a blog series … Continue reading

Gender Differences: Going the (Emotional) Distance

Different? Heck yeah! Our blog series on Gender Differences “There is no such thing as a ‘child’: there are only boys and girls.” ~ Dr. Leonard Sax Post 3: Going the (Emotional) Distance We’re running a blog series on the … Continue reading

Gender Differences: The Brain Has Eyes–and Ears

Different? Heck yeah! Our blog series on Gender Differences “There is no such thing as a ‘child’: there are only boys and girls.” ~ Dr. Leonard Sax Post 2: The Brain Has Eyes–and Ears We’re running a blog series on … Continue reading

Gender Differences: Taking that Risk

Different? Heck yeah! Our blog series on Gender Differences “There is no such thing as a ‘child’: there are only boys and girls.” ~ Dr. Leonard Sax Post 1: Taking that Risk We’re starting a blog series on the differences … Continue reading

MFP 164 : Embracing the Messiness of Family Life

God doesn’t love us in spite of our mess, he loves us because of it. We talk a lot on our program about the “messy-ness” of life, but we thought it would be good to take some time to unpack … Continue reading

MFP161: Can Kids use Technology with Virtue?

Parenting kids in a tech age; Teaching kids virtue in an age of tech; Is it possible to use tech with virtue?      “It is your responsibility to train your child in virtue and slowly move from protecting their … Continue reading