How important is teaching gratitude to our children?

My column originally published in The Catholic Weekly last week. I love the school holidays because they give me a chance to organise get-togethers with friends we don’t get to see in the regular course of things. During one of these last week I was watching our children tear around their friends’ backyard with them, tumbling…

Why Children Matter – a review

This book of short essays on aspects of Christian parenting is full of wisdom and encouragement for parents and grandparents. It’s written by Johann Christoph Arnold, a senior pastor at the Bruderhof Communities in the US. There’s no shortage of books and resources available on a plethora of parenting methods, but the father of eight…

I’m on a podcast!

I was invited not long ago to record a two-minute segment to be aired each fortnight on The Journey, a one-hour Catholic podcast which is created by the Wollongong Diocese. My segment is called The Peaceful Parent, and I can’t tell people the title without laughing, especially if they know me, because I’m not altogether that…