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Catholic Activity: Emotional Stability

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Develop, through your own example and training, a natural cheerfulness and resilience within your child that he will carry with him throughout his life.

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A home where the mother and father love and respect one another is the ideal setting for creating emotional stability in a child. All actions should reflect an inner peace which comes with the awareness of God's presence. This calm, this air of normalcy about the child, will produce, more than likely, a well-balanced, emotionally stable youngster.

By your example you will encourage him to think and act as a good Catholic. You will help him grow into a mature adult: one who lives dominantly in the present, who does not worry unnecessarily, who is reasonably ambitious and not unduly discouraged when lie fails, one who has set goals for himself and who strives after them with patience, one who masters his own internal powers, tempers his imagination with 'reason, regulates his attention. Through the early training you give him, lie will learn to control his emotions, so that he will not become hysterical or melancholic. He will have self-confidence and definite purpose. In his self-mastery lie will be ready to renounce forbidden enjoyments and to fulfill tiresome duties. He will have learned to take his part in life courageously and cheerfully, always with love for his fellow man and a loving trust in God.

Activity Source: From Stroller to School, Parent-Educator Series 2, Leaflets 13-24, Three to Six Years by Confraternity of Christian Doctrine, Confraternity of Christian Doctrine, 1962

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