Blending personal experience and practical advice with the wisdom they've learned from Ignatian spirituality, Tim and Sue Muldoon offer guidance for Catholic parents raising teens and tweens.
The Muldoons draw from their professional experience working with teens and their parents in high schools and colleges-Sue as a counsellor and religious educator, Tim as a theologian and professor to explain how the Ignatian practice of discernment is an excellent tool for the healthy parenting of teens and pre-teens.
They share their hard-won wisdom as parents of three to offer you encouragement and practical guidance.
Tim and Sue describe discernment as slowing down, listening, being receptive, praying, examining our lives, and sifting the conflicting forces at play around us.
In this wise and personal book, they share how Ignatian spirituality and discernment can help us keep a clear-eyed, prayerful perspective on the difficult decisions you and your teens face.
This thoughtful approach shows you how to talk with your children openly about freedom vs. limits, friendships, family time, sexuality, the use and abuse of technology, faith and Catholic practice, recognising the needs of others, and getting through hard times together. You'll discover when to be tough and when to be forgiving, when to control and when to give freedom, when to give feedback and when to wait.
About the Authors
Tim Muldoon is a theologian and the author and editor of several books on Ignatian spirituality, marriage, and family. He is the coauthor, with his wife, Sue, of Six Sacred Rules for Families and participated in the video production of Joined by Grace, the new marriage preparation program from Ave Maria Press. A professor for many years, Muldoon has taught at Mount Aloysius College and Boston College, and lectures and speaks frequently at colleges, universities, schools, parishes, dioceses, and retreat centres in the United States, Canada, and Europe.
Sue Muldoon is a therapist and religious educator who has worked in clinical, collegiate, and parish settings. Her clinical work has focused on young adults and children. She worked for many years in college counselling at Saint Vincent College and Saint Francis University, and she has worked as director of religious education for Good Shepherd Parish in Wayland, Massachusetts. Muldoon is the coauthor, with her husband, Tim, of Six Sacred Rules for Families and participated in the video production of Joined by Grace, the new marriage preparation program from Ave Maria Press. She and Tim have three children.