Make a Good Friday Timeline with Your Kids

  A picture timeline that I updated throughout the day was just the thing to help my kids appreciate Jesus’ Passion on Good Friday and beyond.   by Becky Arganbright   For years, I tried various ways to incorporate more … Read More

Table Catechesis: Feeding Your Kids, Body and Soul

  It’s important to take time explain the faith to your kids…but how do you find the time? Take a cue from Jesus himself, and try a little “table catechesis.”   by Jerry Windley-Daoust   Here at Peanut Butter & … Read More

The Best Response to Bullying? Compassionate Discipline

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Reading Time: 6 minutes

  Traditional ways of addressing bullying don’t work, says anti-bullying expert and bestselling author Jodee Blanco. What really works? Compassionate discipline. Here’s why. Editor’s Note: Jodee Blanco, author of Please Stop Laughing at Me, is a guest writer for Peanut Butter … Read More

15 Things You Didn’t Know about St. Patrick and St. Patrick’s Day

  We all know that St. Patrick converted Ireland to Christianity, but (setting aside the snakes and shamrocks) most of us don’t know much more about this fascinating saint’s actual life. That’s too bad, because Patrick has much to teach us, even today. Here are … Read More

Keeping Kids Connected to the Church: A Few Proposals

  We have a good idea of what factors cause young people to leave the Catholic Church, but what factors contribute to them staying? Here are seven suggestions parents and Church youth workers might consider.   by Jerry Windley-Daoust   … Read More

Triage for the Bullied Child: Awareness and Identification

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Reading Time: 5 minutes

  As a child, Jodee Blanco was a victim of bullying. As a best-selling author, author of the National Catholic Educational Association’s Anti-Bullying Survivor Series and expert on bullying, Blanco empowers families to identify, cope with and prevent bullying. Editor’s … Read More

3 Ways to Explain the Feast of the Chair of St. Peter to Your Kids

What exactly is the feast of the Chair of St. Peter and how exactly is a parent to explain apostolic succession and the universality of the Church to young kids? Try using the Olympics and a modified game of Whisper … Read More

Why Young People Leave the Church

Young people are “losing their religion” in record numbers, particularly within the Catholic church. A new study turned to some of these young former Catholics to ask why they left. Here’s what they found.   The first of two articles. … Read More

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