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Sins of Parents

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Sins of Parents
By Charles Hugo Doyle


Mistakes parents make in raising their children.

How to avoid them. Or, how to lessen their impact, if made.

One unfortunate result of Freudianism is that some Catholics have overreacted to the “blame-the-parents” attitude it fostered. But the idea that parents can blight the lives of their children didn’t begin with Freud — it began with God, who warned Moses: “I am the Lord thy God, mighty, jealous, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children, unto the third and fourth generations.” Those sobering words provide the keynote for Fr. Charles Hugo Doyle’s arresting guide to Catholic parenting, now back in print after half a century.

As Fr. Doyle explains, “The treatment extends not only to sins of fathers and mothers taken in their strict sense of serious transgressions against the law of God but extends also to the venial and even inculpable faults that can so adversely affect the lives of children.”







  • The “imperative needs” of every child








  • Specific “rights and privileges” of children








  • 31 “don’ts” of child-rearing that “may spell the difference between being an affectionate and well-loved parent, or a complete failure”








  • 21 character traits of good parents








  • One rule you must never break in disciplining your child








  • Chapter and verse: the “havoc” wrought on children by divorce, separation, and loveless marriages








  • Three “adverse parental attitudes” that are most psychologically damaging to children








  • Adverse effects of mothers working








  • How parental quarreling hurts older kids








  • Find yourself shouting at your children more and more?








  • Medical expert explains why “an acquired and habitual vice will rarely fail to leave its trace upon one or more of the offspring”








  • Homosexuality: why bad parenting is often a significant cause








  • Best way to train your child in the virtues








  • How delay in having children can undermine a marriage








  • “Thieves and dishonest people are not born, they are made — by parents.” And here’s how








  • What to do if you catch a child lying or stealing








  • Lasting effects on children of an absent father or mother








  • Why wives should never undermine their husbands’ standing in the eyes of the children








  • Real-life examples: How a sense of duty can work miracles in keeping a marriage intact, even under difficult circumstances








  • How some couples hamper, even destroy, their children’s own ability to succeed in marriage








  • Why newlyweds should not live with in-laws








  • Common way that well-meaning mothers foster obesity in children








  • New York psychiatrist: why full-time wives and mothers are the most psychologically healthy women






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