"Ten Commandments" for the Education of Children - Part III
Many Saints and also many Popes in the history of the Church have dedicated themselves to writing some points to help parents educate their children. The founder of the Heralds of the Gospel, Msgr. João Scognamiglio Clá Dias, made a summary of some of these points in a homily, calling them a decalogue for the education of children, as they contain some of the principle points for the good education of children.
Here is the “Third Commandment” with an excerpt from Msgr. João’s biography of Dona Lucilia that highlights an example of this commandment taken to its plenitude. For the first two commandments visit the blog index:
Parents should be careful in choosing the school and teachers that will teach their children. Today, this is a very complicated problem, but it also a fundamental commandment taken from pontifical documents.
Dona Lucilia: "It is my Duty..."
Dona Lucilia was determined to give Rosée and Plinio an excellent education. She thought to herself: “I want to do everything I can for them. Insofar as it is within my reach to make the most of their intelligence, it is my duty to find a top-quality governess. An experienced educator will do them more good than any university. What they learn in childhood will be worth more than everything they go on to receive as adults.”
Msgr. João Scognamiglio Clá Dias, Dona Lucilia, p. 162
“Parents have the first responsibility for the education of their children.” Catechism of the Catholic Church, 2223
“One of the greatest problems of our time is that many are schooled but few are educated.” St. Thomas More
The video below illustrates a very important point in education!
A Mother’s Choice: Mediocrity or the Marvellous
Some of the above article was unofficially translated from: https://arautosfamilia.com/decalogo-educacao-filhos/