Parenting with Grace

Parenting with Grace

by Gregory Popcak, Lisa Popcak


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Family therapist and parent Gregory Popcak and his wife, Lisa, are back with their second edition of Parenting with Grace: The Catholic Parents' Guide to Raising Almost Perfect Kids. This latest updated version continues to guide Parents through each stage of child development, from infancy through adolescence, offering additional age-specific advice on"Parenting with grace."

Practical, faithful, and humorous, Parenting with Grace will help you discover:

Seven factors that make Catholic parents unique.

How to C.A.R.E. enough to parent your very best.

Practical, faith-filled solutions to common problems of every childhood stage - sleep problems, tantrums, school/homework problems, faith issues, childhood fears, dating, dealing with technology and media, and much, much more!

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781592766857
Publisher: Our Sunday Visitor, Publishing Division
Publication date: 03/15/2010
Edition description: Updated
Pages: 384
Sales rank: 170,403
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.20(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword Dr. Bill Martha Sears 7

Preface to the First Edition Fr. Val J. Peter 9

Acknowledgments 11

Part I Catholic Parenting: Building a Community of Love

Introduction to Part I What's So Special About Catholic Parents? 15

1 Perfecting Your Kids in Love: Twelve Ways to Raise a P.K. 39

2 We Are F.A.M.I.L.Y. - Daring to Discipline the Catholic Way 59

3 Tools of the Trade: Everyday Discipline That Makes a Difference 79

4 Mutiny on the Bounty! Corrective Discipline for Stormy Seas 109

Part II The Five Fabulous Phases of Childhood

Introduction to Part II Helping Your Child Grow in Age, Wisdom, and Grace 143

5 Parenting Your Infant with Grace 147

5a Hey Dad, It's Your Turn: Self-Donative Fathering and the Infant 162

5b HEEYYYYY YEAH, BUT! FAQs About Self-Donative Parenting in Infancy 167

6 Parenting Your Toddler with Grace 179

7 Parenting Through Early Childhood with Grace 199

8 Parenting Your School-Age Child with Grace 223

9 Parenting Your Teen with Grace 245

Part III A Parenting Potpourri

10 Soul Food: Twelve Ways to Foster Your Child's Faith Life 275

11 Sibling Revelry: Six Hints for Helping Your Children Love One Another 287

12 Strengthening the Three Pillars of Stewardship 295

13 Wired: Catholic Parents and the Media 303

14 BOO! - Coping with Childhood Fears 309

15 We Can Work It Out: Catholic Parenting in a Two-Career Family 315

16 Is Eight Enough? Planning the Size of Your Family 321

17 Dad's Da Man! Five Steps to Being a Great Catholic Father 329

18 A Woman for All Seasons: Being an Attached Mom 333

19 The Most Powerful Parenting Tool … Your Marriage 341

20 Your Family Maintenance Schedule 347

Epilogue 349

Appendix 1 "The Natural Institution of the Family" Herbert Ratner 351

Appendix 2 Ten Reasons We Can't Spank: A Catholic Examination of Corporal Punishment 363

Index 375

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Parenting with Grace 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Greg Popcak lays the foundation for building a great relationship with your kids. As parents, our kids should know that we are the people they can count on to fulfill their needs from infancy through the teen years. Dr. Popcak speaks to all levels of childhood development with practical means on helping develop a proper emotional bond with the most precious gift you've been given, your chilren.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Thanks for a new level of understanding and help with many parenting decisions.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago