Parenting Resources

Jim Schroeder's Just Thinking

Jim Schroeder, PhD, speaks widely on many topics and has published multiple articles related to the psychological health of youth today, including issues related to technology and media.  Dr. Schroeder also writes a monthly column entitled Just Thinking (www.stmarys.org/articles) designed to inform, educate, and motivate parents and providers in applying pertinent research in meaningful, practical ways.

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The Doctor Dad

Phil Boucher is a dad, pediatrican, and blogger at http://thedoctordad.com

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Text4RealSex

Text4RealSex sends you FREE weekly text messages to your cell phone to help you (or your teen) integrate Theology of the Body into your life.  In the words of Christopher West, "Text4RealSex is an awesome way to continue learning the freedom and beauty of the Theology of the Body.

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We Parent More

We Parent More is a (bilingual) app for 18-34 year olds (though others are welcome too).  It’s designed to help new parents with parenting information, inspirational content, connecting with others, (re)connecting with their parish and engaging little ones.

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CatholicMom.com

CatholicMom.com, created by Lisa Hendey, is full of Catholic parenting resources that are updated daily.  This very active site has weekly mass activities for children based on current readings, blog posts by about 50 Catholic moms, and comprehensive lists of catholic parenting resources. 

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Gregory Popcak, Ph.D.

Dr. Gregory Popcak is a Roman Catholic clinical psychologist and expert on marriage and parenting.  He is the executive director of Pastoral Solutions Institute, which offers local and telephone family and marriage counseling.  His book, "Beyond the Birds and Bees: raising sexully whole and holy kids," is funny, practical, and faithful to catholic doctrine.  He also has YouTube videos on parenting.

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Ray Guarendi, Ph.D.

The internet is full of parenting resources written by celebrities and people with two kids. For a breath of fresh air, and a few laughs, try Dr. Ray Guarendi.

Dr. Ray is a father of 10, clinical psychologist, author, public speaker and nationally syndicated radio host. He has a bookstore full of the resources he has personally written and recorded. Our personal favorite is "Discipline that Lasts a Lifetime":

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