The Duty Of Catholic Children
Fathers and mothers are obligated to care for their children's physical, mental, moral and spiritual well-being. Parents not only feed and clothe their children and make sure they are healthy, but they also oversee the education of their children.
Another duty of Catholic parents is to ensure their children learn to know, love and serve God. Making sure they receive the sacraments and develop a spiritual life is the most important duty of parents.
And He Was Subject To Them
Because children are incapable of doing these things for themselves, the primary duty of a child is to be obedient to his parents.
In a Catholic family, God has given parents authority over their children. The biggest fault of parents and the biggest hindrance to a happy family is parents who do not confidently exercise their authority over their children.
Our Lord Jesus set forth the example of how children should obey their mother and father when, after being lost in the temple, He went home with St. Joseph and Holy Mary and was obedient to them and grew in grace before God and man.
Action Items For Children:
Willingly obey. Be kind. Do your duties cheerfully. Try hard at school. Say your morning and nighttime prayers.
Practice Makes Perfect
The Holy Family's perfectly laid out relationship of Catholic family life ought to be studied and followed.
If you want a happy family, start practicing the tips in bold on this page. Confession is your best friend as you develop these practices. Buy a picture of the Holy Family and place near your family altar. Keep praying for their intercession.
God Reward Your Efforts!