Parents

Keeping parents informed

Are you a parent looking for a great resource on raising Catholic teens?  There's a great resource closer than you may think, right here in our archdiocese.  The Parent Network of Catholic High Schools in St. Louis is designed to help parents with the challenges of raising Catholic teens in today's world.  Parent Network offers programs to inform and educate parents about current social issues and pressures children face during their adolescent years.  They strive to keep themselves informed in order to keep you informed.   They provide programs on issues that parents face.  H Read more »

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"Letting Go: Teaching Teens Independence"

Date/Time: Tuesday, March 6, 2007 at 7:00pmLocation: Ursuline AcademySpeaker: Karen Coburn, Assistant Vice Chancellor for Students and Associate Dean for the Freshman Transition at Washington University

For more information check out www.ParentNetworkStL.org

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Parent Network of Catholic High Schools

The Parent Network of Catholic High Schools (PNCHS), founded in 1990, is an association of members from archdiocesan and independent Catholic high schools in the St. Louis area. It is dedicated to promoting family wellness and Christian family values through education and mutual support. Representatives from the schools meet monthly as a Parent Network Board to share ideas and strategies for better parenting. The Board plans events and prints material to support parents in their effort to deal with teen issues. Topics presented can range from communicating with teens, teenage drinking, drug abuse, and unchaperoned social events, including Spring Break trips, to chastity and spirituality. In addition, some schools have their own smaller Parent Network associations.The Parent Network of Catholic High Schools prints a Resource Booklet and offers these booklets to member schools (of PNCHS) at cost. Each participating area school then distributes this booklet free of charge to its parents. PNCHS also offers two or three presentations each year to parents in the St. Louis area. All parents are welcome.

"Risky Business" - A Parent's Guide to Managing Teen Behavior

Date/Time: Wednesday, January 17, 2007 at 7:00 pmLocation: Visitation AcadamySpeaker: James Schieffer, CCP Counselor, ChaminadeFor more information please check out www.ParentNetworkStL.org Parent Network of Catholic High SchoolsThe Parent Network of Catholic High Schools (PNCHS), founded in 1990, is an association of members from archdiocesan and independent Catholic high schools in the St. Louis area. It is dedicated to promoting family wellness and Christian family values through education and mutual support. Representatives from the schools meet monthly as a Parent Network Board to share ideas and strategies for better parenting. The Board plans events and prints material to support parents in their effort to deal with teen issues. Topics presented can range from communicating with teens, teenage drinking, drug abuse, and unchaperoned social events, including Spring Break trips, to chastity and spirituality. In addition, some schools have their own smaller Parent Network associations. Read more »

Anger in Our Teens and in Ourselves

We all experience anger every once in awhile. But are you a parent with an angry child day in and day out? Check out this article on [Anger in Our Teens and in Ourselves](http://www.focusas.com/Anger.htm) by Linda Lebelle and other [resources](http://www.focusas.com/Resources.html#Anger) on how to deal with anger in teens.

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Love and... responsibility?

"It is routinely pointed out that about half of all marriages end in divorce. But what is not often discussed is the other half of the equation: the marriages that don’t break up. Are those marriages thriving? Do married couples that stay together feel truly close to one another? Do they achieve true, lasting, personal intimacy?"

Read more of [this great article][link] from Next Wave Faithful about the awesome gift of love and our response-ability of self-giving.

[link]: http://www.nextwavefaithful.com/love_jan06.asp

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The Role of Father as Family Protector

In an age of same-sex "marriages" and children having "two mommies," the meaning of fatherhood has become blurred for many. James Stenson, educator and author of parenting books, including "Father, the Family Protector" (Scepter), clearly sees men's irreplaceable and imperative role in their marriages and families. Read [this article][1] to learn about the different ways men are protectors, and how they uniquely contribute to the development of their sons and daughters.

[1]: http://zenit.org/english/visualizza.phtml?sid=81778

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