Family therapist and parent, Gregory Popcak, and his wife, Lisa, are back with their second edition of Parenting
with Grace: The Catholic Parents’ Guide to Raising almost Perfect Kids. This latest updated version continues
to guide parents through each stage of child development from infancy to adolescence, offering additional
age-specific advice on “parenting with grace.”
Filled with honesty, practical examples,
and thought-provoking quizzes, Parenting with Grace – 2nd Edition helps parents discover their own Godgiven instructional manual for creating a highly individualized, completely Catholic parenting plan for raising
This book provides practical advice through a unique combination of orthodox theology with contemporary
psychology — and plenty of good humor — for all Catholic parents to use in raising almost perfect kids.
I love the practical suggestions for dealing with tough ages & stages, but my favorite thing about this book is their explanation of why parenting practices like breastfeeding and babywearing mesh so well with Catholic thinking on natural law and theology of the body. The authors are careful to point out that the Church doesn't advocate any specific parenting practices, but they endorse the practices they personally think have the best chance of producing happy, healthy, godly kids.
*I received this book for free as part of The Catholic Company review program, but was not required to review it here as part of the deal Best Uses: New Parents, Parents of older kids, Parents of teens; Pros: Funny, practical suggestions