Let’s face it: we all want our children to grow up to be intelligent, well-mannered, faithful adults. But as Catholic Christians, there is more to that upbringing than just being nice to people. It’s about growing in virtue, doing the right things for the right reasons and staying faithful out of love for the Lord.
But when we get down to the nitty-gritty of encouraging virtue in our children, it seems complicated, even impossible to know what we’re doing and if we’re succeeding.
So when it comes time to start thinking about it, how can you encourage virtue in your children? What does it look like for them to grow in virtue from a young age and, as they approach adulthood, to actually be growing in Christian maturity?