The 10 Secrets for Training Children for Mass
by Steve Wood *Available in MP3
A baptized baby is a member of the Catholic Church, and members are welcome at Mass!
Every Christian parent of young children has been there: you pull into the Church parking lot on Sunday morning with your small children in the back seat, and you breathe a prayer that it'll be a "good week" in the behavior department. You feel nervous and stressed, because little children are noisy and rambunctious, and Church is a quiet, prayerful place.
So you open your car door, unbuckle car seat belts, remind your kids to be quiet and good, and you walk up the Church steps with the faith that God understands your struggle and rejoices in the presence of little ones...even loud little ones.
Training children to behave in Mass can feel like a daunting task to any parent. That's why Steve Wood created his latest CD: 10 Secrets for Training Children for Mass. All of the 10 secrets are good, but some of them are crucial. By far the biggest and most important secret is secret #2: “The worst place to train your children for Mass is at Mass.”
When you apply secret #2 and train the kids for Mass during the week, you’re not just training them for Mass but also for life. Kids who’ve been trained to behave properly at Mass will also behave properly in a restaurant, in a grocery store, and in other public situations.
When children act up in these public situations, it’s embarrassing for the parents. But that embarrassment can be avoided by applying Steve Wood's "secret #2", and others, in their daily lives.
This CD is a "must-have" for every Catholic parent - especially those who have infants, toddlers, and small children. Steve's strategies are practical, doable, and will lead to training success.
"Best advice in the whole world. It works. No more need to reprimand or give a glance in their direction. It's amazing it's so simple." -- Annie
Posted by Catholic Father on 15th Aug 2015
Mr. Wood gives you the tools you need in order to help your kids to develop self-control and thus ownership of their actions/character.
Posted by Stephanie Weinert on 29th Jun 2015
My Dad's new CD "10 Secrets for Training Children for Mass" is a LIFESAVER for parents of young children like me. My husband and I have found hope, humor, practical tips, and positive reinforcement in these "10 Secrets." This CD would make the best-ever Christmas gift, stocking stuffer, or even "just because" gift for any Catholic parent.
- Stephanie Weinert (mother of 3 boys ages 3, 2, and 3 months)
Posted by Luis Alvarado on 26th Nov 2013
To give context to my review, I bought this to give to my daughter and son in law who have two children ages 7 & 4. It has very down to earth lived experience advice which is the heart of the content. It is helpful in the sense that sometimes as a parent one might be able to offer the same or similar advice however it seems to fall on semi-deaf ears at times. Coming from a "professional" gives instant credibility. Thank you Mr. Wood for doing this.