Children and Faith

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  • 2014 Catholic Digest College Guide

    by Matt Archbold

    There’s no easy formula for choosing the perfect college for you or your child. But if you’re looking for a college or university which will bolster and support students’ faith rather than tear it down, Catholic Digest offers this annual… read more

  • How to Be a Great Godparent

    by Nancy Flanders

    Three years ago, when Eric and Erin Grant began considering godparents for their daughter Brookelyn, three years old, they knew what they wanted in and what they didn’t. While many parents choose their child’s godparents as an act of obligation… read more

  • How to Support Young Adults

    by Susie Lloyd

    Little kids, little problems. Big kids, big problems. Does it have to be that way? Or is there something we can do?   Between 17 and 25, a person is bound to go through at least one life-changing transition, and probably several. We all know how stressful … read more

  • The Problem With Santa

    by Abby Walsh

    The magical bubble of Santa has been popped. As a child this happened to me on the playground when a neighborhood boy mocked my belief in Jolly Old Saint Nick. I was 10. As an adult this happened recently when my husband and I were told by a Church… read more

  • The Santa Dilemma

    by Marybeth Hicks

    Q. My husband and I are in a debate about how to celebrate Christmas with our children. We’ve always focused on Advent and the coming of the Baby Jesus, but we also have allowed them to believe in Santa Claus. My husband now worries that the idea … read more

  • Build A Healthy Parent-Teacher Relationship

    by Marybeth Hicks

    Q. We’re only a month into the new school year, and already we’re off to a rocky start with my son’s second grade teacher. Each day when I pick my son up from school, I find myself on the defense as “Miss Brown” complains… read more

  • How Can I Keep My Kid Catholic in College?

    by Marybeth Hicks

    Q. My eldest daughter is heading off to college this fall. She has been in Catholic schools since kindergarten but is going to a secular university. I’m worried she may not attend Mass on her own, and I wonder how we can assure that she is receiving… read more

  • How to Raise a Compassionate Child

    by Nancy Flanders

    My four-year-old daughter was watching Cinderella for the first time with her cousins last week when she started inconsolably crying.   It turns out one of Cinderella’s mouse friends had been captured by a cat, and my little animal lover… read more

  • Praying Our Kids Through College

    by Lynn Bellavance Wehner

    Editor's Note: This essay was published as part of the annual Catholic College Guide in the Fall 2010 issue of Faith & Family Magazine. “Just face it; you’re going to be a blubbering wreck.” It was a summer-long mantra chanted by friends… read more

  • Preserving Catholic Faith During the College Years

    by Lori Hadacek Chaplin

    Our forthcoming issue will include our 2013 Catholic College Guide -- and some tips, including this review from Lori Hadacek Chaplin, offered as a sneak peek.   The Georgetown University’s Center for Applied Research in the Apostolate (CARA… read more