Parenting is an honor, a reward, and a challenge! It’s a skill we’re not born with, so we have to learn about it and practice it if we are going to be good at it. The better we get, the more rewarding it can be! This page is dedicated to parents of younger children up to age 14. CLICK HERE for our page for parents of older teens. Check back regularly to explore these helpful resources.
Resources for Families During Coronavirus Social Distancing
The Catechist Cafe website, developed by the Diocese of Youngstown Office of Religious Education, provides various resources for families to use at home while CCD classes are suspended. It includes assistance with dealing with the challenges of the coronavirus as well as simple activities parents can do with their children during this season of Lent.
Dealing with Worry & Anxiety in Children
Here’s a link to a simple and helpful infographic for parents who want to be helpful to their children who suffer from worry and anxiety.
Parenting Competency Test
No parent is the perfect parent. We all have strengths in some areas of parenting and room to grow in other areas. It’s helpful to know where we are strong and where we need to do some work for improvement. This parenting competency test will give you some helpful feedback on your strengths and your growth areas as a parent.
CLICK HERE to give it a try. It’s free!
Keep Connected is sponsored by the Search Institute and provides outstanding resources for parents free of charge. The following links provide helpful developmental information and support for parents with children of all ages. Visit our youth ministry parent page for support with teen parenting issues.
CLICK HERE to access a library of resources for Catholic parents!
Family Faith Activities
CLICK HERE for the Loyola Press Family Faith Activity Page.