Q: Duties of Parents Toward Their Children
A 2: To give good example.
Parents give good example by faithfully observing all their
religious duties of attending Holy Mass, observing religious
practices of penance on Fridays and during Lent, by fostering
prayer, decent speech, respect for God's holy name, honesty,
chastity, merciful love of neighbor, sobriety.
Parents should remember that children are great imitators, and
should be very careful. oj everything they do and say in the
presence oj their children.
A12: To teach them the virtues of honesty, obedience, truthfulness and purity.
These lessons must be given early and constantly.
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"A Catechism for adults"
by Rev. William J. Cogan
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