Posts about parenting

Come Receive the Light

How to Talk to Your Kids about Sex

Fr. Jason Roll, Director of the Department of Youth and Young Adult Ministries for the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America, offers his thoughts on how…

Jan 23, 2014
The Sounding

Vasiliki Greanias Mena: May Her Memory Be Eternal

I talked to my mommy many times the day that she died. I called her in the morning. We spoke after lunch. I even saw her that afternoon, in and out of…

Jan 22, 2014
The Sounding

A Daughter’s Tears and God the Father

Lucian Freud passed away in July 2011. A short time later, a 90-minute BBC documentary, “Lucian Freud: Painted Life,” was aired. In it, acquaintances…

Jan 06, 2014
Come Receive the Light

If You’re Happy and You Know It, Cross Yourself

We begin our month-long look at Children and the Church with Fr. Stelyios Muksuris of Dormition Greek Orthodox Church in Aliquippa, PA, and Professor of…

Jan 03, 2014
From the Archives

“Is Saint Nicholas Real?”

OCN presents an entertaining radio drama about what to tell your kids if they ask you whether Santa Claus/St. Nick is for real.

Dec 12, 2013
From the Archives

“Big T” and “little t” Traditions at Christmas

On Mission Possible, Ginny Nieuwsma shares how we can keep the Nativity season centered on Christ by keeping and remember both Large and small “T”…

Dec 05, 2013
The Sounding

Life Goes On…

Wow! What a trip the past few months have been. Much to my surprise, I was able to reenter our life without being completely traumatized. I’m not…

Dec 03, 2013
The Sounding

Keeping Our Kids Christian

Nothing helps foster humility like parenthood.  New furniture may come out of the box from Ikea with a set of assembly instructions for clueless people…

Nov 18, 2013
The Sounding

Why is it so hard to be grateful?

There is a little girl whose toy box is not overflowing with toys, but is full enough to keep her occupied for hours. She is not a spoiled little girl….

Nov 15, 2013
The Sounding

Raising Happiness and the Happiness Equation

The most common comment that I hear from parents in my child psychology practice is, “I just want my child to be happy.” Every parent wants their child…

Nov 05, 2013
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