"How do I talk to my child about...?" This is not an uncommon question among parents as well as teachers and catechists. Abstract concepts, hard-to-broach subjects, and sensitive issues all require a particular kind of language that gives a child enough information without being overly complex or confusing. The same is true for aspects of our faith. How do we talk to children about the great big concept of God or about the life, ministry, death, and resurrection of Jesus? How do we explain the gestures, symbols, and ritual of the Mass or approach issues of morality and making sound choices?
This series of booklets provides parents as well as teachers and catechists with a range of questions about these topics. Each one offers terminology relatable to a young child's experience as well as family activities to stimulate further conversation and comprehension. In sharing these responses, you are likely to find yourself more capable of talking to your child about these and other topics of faith and practice.
In this booklet, Janet Schaeffler offers great suggestions for talking to your children about Jesus’ life and times, why Jesus has so many different names, whether or not Jesus ever cried (important for children to know!), some of Jesus’ most important teachings, how Jesus prayed, why he had to die, what happened afterward, and where and how do we see Jesus today. Excellent family activities and short prayers to stimulate further conversation and comprehension are also included.
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Janet Schaeffler, OP—an Adrian Dominican Sister—has spent many years in parish and archdiocesan catechetical ministry (most recently as Director of Adult Faith Formation for the archdiocese of Detroit). The author of hundreds of articles and several publications in catechetical and parish ministry, her articles can be found in The Priest, Catechetical Leader, Catechist, Ministry and Liturgy, etc. Janet currently accompanies others on their faith-journey through days of reflection/retreats, parish missions, workshops, catechist formation opportunities, adult faith formation opportunities, Myers-Briggs explorations, and online courses.