"Ten Commandments" for the Education of Children
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.
But why is this important? And how does it affect family life?
As Saint Augustine says, “peace is the tranquility of order”. In this decalogue, Msgr. João Clá teaches us a fundamental point for there to be order in the family: to know how to educate children! That is, do you want peace at home?! Learn to establish order, first of all by sanctifying yourself, helping your spouse to sanctify himself/herself and educating your children in holiness.
In this and other articles, we will examine these ten commandments for the education of children, starting with the “First Commandment” and following it, below, with an excerpt from Msgr. João’s biography of Dona Lucilia that highlights an example of this commandment taken to its plenitude.
Education must begin at an early age. Everything has its beginning on the mother’s lap, it starts there. Msgr. João Clá quoted Napoleon Bonaparte who said that “a child’s education begins 100 years before he is born”. Msgr. João Clá says that for him it begins 200 years before the child is born. For everything that has happened in the family before, passes from father to son, from father to daughter, etc., until the birth of that little one that receives all that tradition that is behind him. He inherits its inclinations, its aspirations, etc. And there begins another phase of education, but it is from these earliest days that children must be educated.
Dr. plinio's earliest Years: “Being with her was paradise”
Absolutely vital to the early education of a child is the holy love of a devoted mother – a mother who is the ‘Serene Queen of her Home’. The video below, with the words of Fr. Royo Marin, OP, and Msgr. João Scognamiglio Clá Dias, EP, goes to the heart of what we desire to be the atmosphere enveloping every child as they begin their earthly pilgrimage.
10 Qualities a Lady needs to become 'Serene Queen of her Home'.
To be continued…
Some of the above article was unofficially translated from: https://arautosfamilia.com/decalogo-educacao-filhos/