Wednesday Wisdom

The Office of Laity and Family Life presents Wednesday Wisdom Speaker Series

Anyone who has had a teenager in their lives know there are many challenges and special joys to parenting them through their transition to adulthood.  Tonight Margaret Bommarito will present, Keeping Your Sanity While Parenting Your Teen, to help parents of teens and "tweens" cope with the many changes, challenges and new experiences to come.

Each Wednesday Wisdom includes a presentation, time for small group discussion and the opportunity to ask questions.  The registration fee is $5 and is payable at the door, however, advance registration is strongly encouarged.  Call 314.792.7183 to register or for more information.

Parent Resource: Dads and Their Daughters

Zenit recently interviewed Meg Meeker, the author of   "Strong Fathers, Strong Daughters: 10 Secrets Every Father Should Know."  In the interview, Meeker talks about how dads have more of an effect on their daughter's lives than they may ever know.  Many self-esteem issues along with depression, and sexual activity of girls have been linked to fathers who have not played a supportive r Read more »


Mirror Mirror

We know how difficult it is to be a parent these days, especially one who is trying to raise a child in the faith.  Are you looking for ways to reach out to your teens but feel disconnected from their world?  The Center for Parent/Youth Understanding has some great resources.  Read more »


Parent Network of Catholic High Schools Presents:Teen Sexuality, Sexually Transmitted Infections, and the Importance of Chastity

Speaker:  Dr. Bob Bergamini, Pediatric Oncologist, St. John’s Mercy           Heather Gallagher Vento, Co-Author of A Case for Chastity

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Parent Network of Catholic High Schools Presents: You’re a Better Parent Than You Think”

Speaker:  Dr. Ray Guarendi, Ph.D. Clinical Psychologist

Dr. Ray offers helpful strategy and advice to parents in their efforts to navigate and enjoy the teen years.

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Parent Network of Catholic High Schools Presents: Internet Safety What Every Parent Needs to Know

Lt. Joe Laramie, Director of the Missouri Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force will be speaking.

Please join us for an informative session on the internet and keeping our teenage children safe while using it.  Lt. Laramie works with law enforcement officers throughout the United States to protect children from online criminal activity. He will discuss the current social networking websites like MySpace and FaceBook.  Lt. Laramie regularly speaks in the St. Louis area to parents, teens, and grade school children about the appropriate use of the internet.  His presentation will specifically address the concerns of parents about internet safety. Read more »