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Growing (Up) in Faith

Growing (Up) in Faith
A Guide for Catholic Parents of Young Children
Liana Eisenman-Wolford, NCSP

Copyright 2011 Liana Eisenman-Wolford

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Cover design by Matthew Baker Thompson



This book is lovingly dedicated to Mom and Dad, my first catechists,
and Aileen and Jim, whose faith continually inspires me.





Table of Contents

Introduction

Advent

Christmas

Ordinary Time I – Back to Basics

Lent

Easter

Ordinary Time II – Going Deeper

Appendix A: Memory Verses

Appendix B: Common Prayers

About the Author





Introduction

There are many books, websites, and other sources of information for monitoring and encouraging physical and cognitive growth in the early years, but surprisingly few resources for Christian parents on spiritual growth. Parents are often unsure of what is age-appropriate to teach their children and how to include faith as part of daily living. Once children reach Kindergarten age, churches begin offering faith formation programs through Sunday School, Vacation Bible School, and other fun activities. But what is a parent to do in those first four or five years? This book provides an overview of what a child can learn in infancy and through the toddler and preschool years to encourage spiritual growth.

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