Tips on managing kids’ activities

two kids big grass imagebaseFrom parents who have been there—or are there right now.
•  “When choosing among activities, we look for those lifetime activities that people continue to be involved in after they’re done with their schooling—cross country running over lacrosse, for example.”   —Denise, mother of three
•  “We will not miss Mass for a game or practice. If there is a game Saturday afternoon and Sunday morning, one will have to be missed. We might not be able to go to Mass as a whole family; some of us will go Saturday and some on Sunday, but with some flexibility, Mass is not skipped.”  —Carol, mother of four
•  “Learning to find the lesson in the various activities they do takes time, but usually you can break down things into how we should treat people and how God wants us to behave.” —Scott, father of two

—by Annemarie Scobey, from the pages of At Home with Our Faith, Claretian Publications’ print newsletter for parents on nurturing spirituality in the home. Winner of the 2013 Best in Class award from the Associated Church Press, as well as a First Place General Excellence award from the Catholic Press Association for the past three years running. Here’s a sample issue.

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