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Guiding Your Catholic Preschooler [Paperback]

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Pages   160
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 8.16" Width: 5.36" Height: 0.41"
Weight:   0.42 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Oct 1, 2001
Publisher   Our Sunday Visitor
ISBN  0879733926  
EAN  9780879733926  

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Filled with practical ideas, developmental guidelines, and a contagious enthusiasm for the treasures of the Catholic Faith, this exciting parenting guide makes raising truly Catholic kids one of life's greatest pleasures.

Publishers Description
You'll learn how to share prayers with your child and how to tell the stories of the saints. Most important, you'll pick up the authors' contagious enthusiasm for passing on the Faith.

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Reviews - What do our customers think?
Many helpful and creative ideas  Feb 15, 2008
This is an okay resource for Catholic moms with little ones. As a professional and volunteer catechist, I've found there is a wealth of resources for school-aged children but not as much for younger kids. This book has some age appropriate ideas that I haven't seen before. My almost three-year-old is enjoying the Lenten calendar that we created together, and I like the suggestions for teaching new prayers. I would have liked to see more specific examples of things for holy days and secular holidays. There is some general parenting advice that a reader could find in any secular book, about cyberparenting, tips for babysitters, respectful communication, etc. which I could have done without. With some creative thinking, one could skip this book and adapt ideas from other sources. I found a lot of ideas in Mom to Mom, Day to Day: Advice and Support for Catholic Living by Danielle Bean. Another good book is The Catholic Home by Meredith Gould, which is a great family resource.
Guriding Your Catholic Preschooler  Jan 13, 2007
Contray to the other reviews I want to say this book brings simplicity to the teaching of the faith, just what parents of young children need. If you are looking for big ideas and lesson plans for your preschooler this is not for you. But if you are looking to blessing your little ones with the simple beauty of daily living the faith then this is the book to begin with. Things like learning the sign of the cross may seem common sense to some but to others who are converts to the Catholic Church, new parents who have never had little ones to look after, and those who are returning to the faith and were not well catechized, well we need this book.
Very young children need things that are beautiful and simple to lead them gently to God and His Church. Things as simple as lighting a candle at prayer time, having a family altar to display statues of saints especially on their feast day bring the faith into their daily life, changing the color of the cloth that covers the altar to discuss the liturgical colors (and kids are just learning their colors during the preschool years) these are things that make the faith, what it should be LIVED DAILY. There of course will be more to learn but introducing them with little thoughts, prayers and remembrances as this book advises will make the faith real, alive and obedience to the teachings of the Church will not be the problem that many adults have with obedience to the Church authority today. Remeber we obey because we don't want to offend God whom we so love! This is a small investment that will aide you in the early days when learning is what your child is all about, like a little sponge, this book will be THE great opportunity to begin to give your child the love of the Holy Trinity, Mary, the Saints and the Holy Roman Catholic Church in simple, child-like ways that will be laying a foundation for the greatest good of their souls.
A Great Intro for New Catholics or New Parents  Jul 8, 2006
As others have reviewed that it is not worth the buy, I would have to say I disagree. If you are a new parent (or a new Catholic or been away from the church with young kids) this is a quick, easy, foundation book on which to build. When I had my first child this was so great for me as a place to start. As busy parents who normally don't have time to delve into a deep, theological book, this is a non-intimidating and inspiring quick read. It is a can-do, apply now, type of book that many parents will enjoy and feel they can put into practice without having to "do" anything. I highly recommend this book, and often give it as a gift for new babies, families etc. it is low cost which is also a bonus! From a mom of SIX beautiful kids--ages 10 down to 2.5 year twins!!
Don't buy this book, just use common sense.  Jan 10, 2005
I agree with another review posted above-- don't waste your money on this book. I was looking for concrete, real things to do with my preschooler. The book suggests things like keeping a candle on your table and lighting it, then blowing it out, after each child says a prayer before every meal. I can't see how that's sharing the Catholic faith, nor does it seem practical. It also suggests things like taking your child to church, teaching them the sign of the cross, and praying with them.... all of which are common sense to most parents.
Excellent!  Jan 26, 2004
The Sacrifice of the Mass is not to be made on this altar, but it is there as a place to keep your holy reminders and sacramentals. Perhaps it could be something as simple as a table, or the top of a dresser (as it is in my apartment), where you keep your Bible, some rosaries, and a crucifix. "Complete blinding obedience?" How is perfect obedience to our Church's teachings bad? This is what it is to be Catholic--to be loyal followers of Christ in *all areas* of our lives.

This book is very thorough, and would be just what any Catholic, loyal to the Magisterium, would need in fostering a true love of the Faith in their children. As a matter of fact, what I liked most about it, is that it isn't wishy-washy. At our children's baptisms, we make the promise to raise our children in the Faith. This book will help you do this with your little ones. We should be raising little Saints! That is our purpose as Catholic parents!


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