3 DegreesThe Supernanny. You do not have to have biological children to be a parenting influence. Jo Frost knows this quite well. She has over 20 years of experience with children, parents, and families. Childcare is very taxing and mothers and fathers need all the help they can get. We often overlook the single person when we think about mothers. Many single women have taken on the role of mom when caring for cousins, siblings, or neighbors. Here is Jo at work. This sort of behavior is common in our culture.
Jo appears frequently as a guest on talk shows. She has appeared several times on second degree, David Letterman's show.
Dave had first degree, Father Guido Sarducci, (character from Saturday Night Live) on. Father shared his "interview" with Pope John Paul II.
A word on Catholic parenting
Children are NOT the center of a Catholic home, God is. The marriage of mother and father is the second priority. The children are the third priority. In too many homes, children are the focus. This is wrong.
|Divorce breaks children's hearts|
The divorce epidemic directly corresponds to lowering church attendance. Coincidence?
|Catholic men's conferences are very inspiring|
Have a talk with your spouse and make sure your needs are met. What are your spiritual needs? Do you need to go to adoration every week? How about a men's or women's prayer group? Quiet time to read scripture each day? A family decade of the rosary after supper?
affection and cuddling
|This couple is not sharing the |
chore of paying the bills.
This can lead to resentment over time.
What are your financial needs? Do you need to get your credit cards under control? Are the spouses on the same page financially? How are the investments going? What are the causes of concern and celebration?
|Don't neglect your friendships|
Look at the list of needs above. Is it right that children be responsible for satisfying any of them? CERTAINLY NOT! Can you see how God and marriage need to be the center of the home? When all these needs are being met, children are in a secure environment, one where they can just be kids.