Reading to the Children During Catholic Schools Week
Yesterday, I got to meet with 120 children at Saint Pius X Catholic School in Greensboro, NC. As part of the Catholic Schools Week festivities, I read my new book, Adventures of Faith, Hope, and Charity: Finding Patience to the Kindergartners, as well as the First and Second Graders. My thanks go out to Anne Knapke, Principal and Christina Foley, Librarian for a well planned visit. The students asked great questions during the Q&A periods. I thoroughly enjoyed teaching them about virtue; especially the virtue of patience.
What are we as adults doing to teach our children the virtues? Our behavior, as adults, serves as living examples to them. Many of you come to my website seeking advice on how to change your own behavior to become more virtuous. That’s a great place to start, but let’s not forget our children in the process.
We must evangelize ourselves and grow in virtue before we can impart what we learn to our children. I applaud all who come back week after week and read my posts on the virtues. I pray that what I write offers you inspiration to make that positive change in your life, so that the benefits trickle down to your children.
I, in turn, appreciate your kindness when you comment on my posts. I also receive appreciation and kindness from your little ones when I visit them in their schools, as was quite evident with my visit to St. Pius X Catholic School. I think teaching children the virtues through the use of picture books, may be the best part of my job, because the children make it so much fun! Thank you St. Pius X Catholic School! Your appreciation and kindness will never be forgotten; neither will your smiles!