A story about the good saint--from my own childhood!
Lissa called this afternoon saying she knew my internet connection must be out.
In Haystack Full of Needles: A Catholic Home Educator's Guide to Socialization, I devote a chapter to explaining the lessons of the Catechism of the Catholic Church on socialization for each individual child. Our Catechism calls the family "the original cell of social life," emphasizing that "[t]he family is the community in which, from childhood, one can learn moral values, begin to honor God, and make good use of freedom." [CCC 2207.] It goes on to teach that "[t]he home is the natural environment for initiating a human being into solidarity and communal responsibilities," and emphasizing that "[p]arents should teach children to avoid the compromising and degrading influences which threaten human societies." [CCC 2224.]
Hard to believe as it is, Agnes will be turning fifteen next month. With a new baby coming any day now, I realized if we were to do anything for her, we would have to do it quickly.