Children and Parents, Wisdom and Guidance for Parents, was written by Fulton J. Sheen in 1957.
One of the most serious threats to the relationship between parents and their children, especially teenagers in our day and age in the more so-called "developed" countries of the world, is permissiveness. It is unfortunately all too common in our day. We all need limits; we all need to learn self-discipline. To escape the neurosis caused by failure to accept limitations and the necessary imposition of reasonable rules, young people are often prone to temper tantrums and violent or aggressive conduct under the excuse that "they need their freedom," whereas what they are really seeking is "the right to do whatever they please."
In this work Archbishop Sheen masterfully addresses every conceivable issue that parents can expect to confront in their relationships with their children as they grow into adulthood and helps them to approach these with love and deliberation.
Paperback, 130 pp.
Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen (1895-1979) is no stranger to Catholics throughout the world who have read his books, watched him on television, or heard his recorded messages on tape, radio, or CD. His cause for canonization took another step forward at a Mass in the Cathedral of Peoria, Illinois on February 3, 2008, when the sealed documents needed for its introduction were sent to the Congregation for the Causes of Saints in Rome and his case was formally opened.