Me & My House is a practical game plan for Catholic parents who are struggling with all the things that parents struggle with. We challenge you to do little things. To make little changes that will make a huge impact on your family.
In this Catholic Parenting Program, you will discover the foundations that can strengthen your motherhood and fatherhood. You will learn the habits that can make parenting easier, and the habits that you absolutely want to avoid. In fact, we will get so practical that we'll discuss discipline and how to set boundaries, so that by the end of the program you will have a very clear sense of how you want to build your unique family culture with the children God has given you.
We have also included an entire section on the Faith, so that you can begin guiding your son or daughter towards God’s plan for their lives in a way that is natural and effective.
The program runtime is approximately 5 hours and 40 minutes with optional Leader's Guide, Participant's Guide and print book (coming soon).
Rev. Fausto Bailo
25 September 2018
Thomas Cardinal Collins
25 September 2018
In this module our host Patrick Sullivan explores the BIG ideas of Catholic parenting while encouraging parents to live it out. Inspiring, thought provoking, and exactly what your group might need to hear to start the parenting journey off on the right foot.
- Salvation Begins in the Home
- The Order of Things
- The Mystery of Your Spouse as Mom or Dad
- Cultivating Your Sanctuary
- Fighting for Silence
- Evangelizing in and with the Family
- Building Your Family Culture
- Whose Child Are You?
In this module our host Patrick Sullivan examines both the good and bad habits that we parents can develop in light of our child’s needs. This section is a must for everyone looking to build the foundation of a successful parenting game plan, as well as create the right environment to deal with clashes in the family.
- What Children Need: Affection
- What Children Need: Understanding
- Quality or Quantity Time?
- Special Time
- House Rules
- Character Rules
- Some Things Are Not Okay
- Media Consumption
- Joyful Hearts
- Table Manners
- You Have Been Redeemed
- Taking Your Family Culture with you
- Mastering the Outing Dance
In this module our host Patrick Sullivan speaks with honesty as he gets into the nitty gritty of discipline and explains the mistakes we can all make that sabotage an effective game plan. At the same time, Patrick examines several disciplining strategies that do work and some that can work depending on our circumstances. If your group needs help with frustrating parenting moments right now, then you might need to jump right in to Module 3.
- That’s Just Embarrassing
- Be Pro-Active, Don’t React
- The 5 Second Rule
- Don’t Overreact
- God Given Authority
- Poor Associations
- The Timeout
- The Redo
- The Removal
- The Choice
- The Time Change
- The Countdown
In this module our host Patrick Sullivan helps us to rethink how we raise our children in the Faith by focusing on the child’s relationship with God and the person He has called them to be. By the time your group finishes this module, you will have many practical suggestions for raising faithful and joyful Catholic adults.
- A Piety of Their Own
- Their Language of Evangelization
- Natural Born Virtues
- The Christian Imagination
- Root Out That Vice
- It’s Time to Get Comfortable
- It’s Time to Celebrate
I watched all of the sample videos, and I was so impressed that I ordered the full set of DVDs. This is exactly the message that is needed for Catholic parents everywhere. I also love the quality of the videos and how short and sweet they are. Sometimes the parents are even more distracted than the children, so it is a challenge to keep their attention for more than 10 minutes at a time.
To the best of my knowledge this is the first ever video series on raising your kids in a Catholic family….its long overdue. The short videos are so helpful. I can see this would be especially useful for those Catholics who have not been brought up in their faith and have never seen the faith lived themselves. The videos are a must see if you are going to raise your kids Catholic. I wish there were available when my children were young.
Me & My House is the highest-quality and most practical Catholic parenting course I've ever seen. Thank you so much for creating this spectacular program Patrick! Prayers for you, your beautiful family, and your mission.
I love the practical tips this program provides. Not only does it inspire me to strive for holiness within our family, but it also shows me exactly how to do that.
After watching the Me & My House program, we were completely encouraged to re-evaluate our family culture and parenting habits: the Do's and Don'ts of Parenting module in particular is something EVERY parent should take advantage of! As parents of five children, it is so important for us to teach our family the faith through a strong model: the Me & My House program encourages us to take one step at a time to form strong habits and create a faithful family culture where our children know they are loved. We love this program because we are able to relate to its themes so well and we can't wait to help our children grow closer together and especially grow closer to God!
While many of our parishes have begun to offer wonderful resources for Faith Formation, Bible Studies and Sacrament Preparation for various groups within the congregation, this parenting series would be an extraordinary resource for young families in their vocation of parenthood.
These videos are very practical. Patrick gradually introduces ways to help you implement solid, Catholic teaching in your home, in raising your children, and in relating to your spouse.
These videos are very impactful and are full – I mean really, really full! – of great ideas, tips, exercises and things to consider for your own unique family.
We both agreed that these would be excellent videos as parents began their journey with toddlers! I think it would be a wonderful baptism present for new parents! It is always so wonderful to be on the same page with your spouse when you are raising children together.
The episodes were the perfect combination of theology and practicality, making it both edifying and encouraging. I also loved that, while each episode built on the last, they could easily stand alone, making them perfect for busy parents watching them in their ‘free time.
I loved that I found all of these things in just one program. From a dad who understands, and has been through it! Not just a childless child psychologist who has ” all the answers”.
This is one reason I am so pleased with the Me & My House program. It fills a need that seems underserved in the Church – a full-orbed, integrated class on childrearing that is founded upon the faith and isn’t afraid to touch on things like habits and discipline.
While ideal for new and growing parents, I think this course is a great refresher for all – and will help increase support and build a stronger, more vibrant community among Catholic families.
For the parents that worry about doing enough or being enough, Sullivan’s approach is to focus on the aspects of parenting that will actually have a lasting impact on children.
I felt as though there was a camaraderie – a feeling as though he is in the proverbial trenches with me, rather than fighting against my approach to parenting. In the episodes I viewed, Mr. Sullivan wasn’t interested in laying blame; rather, he was interested in cultivating and deepening his viewer’s intentionality toward parenting.