52 Simple Ways to Talk with Your Kids about Faith

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Loyola Press, Jun 1, 2010 - Family & Relationships - 208 pages
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Contents

Serving as your childs image of God
1
Blessing your child
4
Relieving your child of too much pressure
7
Seeing beyond stereotypes
10
Facing new and uncertain situations
13
Setting priorities
16
Knowing the true self as a good creation
20
Facing moral choices
23
Keeping promises and commitments
91
Feeling left out or just not in
94
Making memories
97
Developing the skill to listen
100
Practicing small acts of kindness
103
Handling bullies and other enemies
107
Celebrating Sunday Mass
111
Suffering when it cant be avoided
114

Embracing change
26
Developing childhood heroes
29
Seeing Gods love and care for all people
32
Describing family and faith identity
35
Going through life transitions
38
Making friends and being a friend
41
Taking advantage of ordinary family time
44
Responding to a child who was lost or left waiting
47
Sharing another persons company
50
Showing concern for the poor and weak
53
Dealing with doubt and distrust
57
Communicating Youre okay
60
Coping with sibling rivalry
63
Recognizing the sacred in everyday life
66
Seeking forgiveness and healing
69
Beginning the week with family Sunday
72
Learning or choosing names
75
Praying for someones needs
78
Embracing the goodness of the world
81
Working with the concept of unconditional love
84
Healing injured relationships
87
Seeing prejudice for what it is
118
Nurturing your childs gifts and talents
121
Watching small things grow
124
Caring for the environment
127
Answering the call to serve others
130
Recognizing virtue in your child
133
Celebrating Christmas well
136
Welcoming others into our lives
139
Honoring parents and elders
142
Turning to God in times of tragedy
145
Receiving spiritual nourishment
148
Appreciating diversity
151
Respecting the power of words
155
Observing baptismal anniversaries
158
Living with a sense of awe and mystery
161
Topical Index of Natural Teachable Moments
165
Guide to Scripture Readings
173
Index of Faith Themes by Category
176
Index of Proper Names and Important Terms
181
Additional Resources
183
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