Parenting is the process of promoting and supporting the spiritual, physical, emotional, social and intellectual development of a child from infancy to adulthood.  The Diocese and parishes offer support and resources to parents as they are the primary educators of their children. Some parenting resources can be found on Dr. Ray Guarendi's website: 


Dr. Ray Guarendi,  father of 10, clinical psychologist  author and professional speaker, national EWTN radio and television host is widely known for his parenting and discipline books. A number of his books and DVD's are available for check out from the Family Life Office. 

Teaching the Way of Love is a program for Catholic Parents that encourages and empowers parents to embrace their roles as primary educators of their children, especially in the areas of moral and personal development. This program addresses parenting at each age level: Embrace Parenthood, Growing in the way of Love, and Bodies and Boundaries. 


Boys Town Parenting Although not specifically Catholic, Boys Town Parenting offers a vast library of parenting information developed over many decades by child behavior experts, including an internally known Common Sense Parenting program. Boys Town Parenting provides parenting guides, articles, videos, tools quick tips and a 27-7 answer line to your parenting questions.


Catholic Parents Online The missions of Catholic Parents Online is to ensure authentic teaching and protection of the Catholic Faith and to address issues that undermine the Catholic faith and morals being taught by parents as the primary educators of their children. CPO also support Catholic parents requiring that one authentic education be taught to their children in their Catholic schools.