Empathy & Respect
Dr. Michele Borba is an educational psychologist with over 30 years of research into the socioemoional development of children. UnSelfie offers her nine-step plan for raising successful, happy kids who also are kind, moral, courageous, and resilient. Her findings show that empathetic kids will thrive in the future, but the seeds of success can be planted today—one habit at a time.
Let us remember that “a small step, in the midst of great human limits, can be more pleasing to God than the outwardly correct life of those who spend their days without facing important difficulties” (AL: 305 and EG: 44)
Written by a former Stanford dean, Julie Lythcott-Haims, wants to foster healthy self-reliance for our children and young adults instead of a hollow self-esteem. In this New York Times bestseller, she explains the negative consequences for our children when helicopter parents do too much.
Independence & Responsibility
A Parent’s Prayer
You are the giver of all we possess,
the source of all of our blessings.
We thank and praise you.
Thank you for the gift of our children.
Help us to set boundaries for them,
and yet encourage them to explore.
Give us the strength and courage to treat
each day as a fresh start.
May our children come to know you, the one true God,
and Jesus Christ, whom you have sent.
May your Holy Spirit help them to grow
in faith, hope, and love,
so they may know peace, truth, and goodness.
May their ears hear your voice.
May their eyes see your presence in all things.
May their lips proclaim your word.
May their hearts be your dwelling place.
May their hands do works of charity.
May their feet walk in the way of Jesus Christ,
your Son and our Lord.
-from Loyola Press
Associate Director, Separated & Divorced Ministry
Phone: (858) 490-8292