Dr. Tom and Kari Curran confess to having an empty tool box, honking the horn, lacking a bedtime routine, and watching Hallmark movies. Kari reads her favorite poem posted on Mary Grace’s World Race blog, “I Never Knew Jesus had Brown Eyes.” Tom shares insights he’s learned about trauma and trauma-informed care.
Dr. Tom and Kari Curran share stories about family prayer, marriage group and Halloween. Kari talks about how to prepare the home for family prayer and celebrate a faith-filled Halloween. Tom references the Church’s teaching on the Battle of Prayer [CCC: 2725] and continues to link demonic influence to the unfolding, priest scandal.
Dr. Tom and Kari Curran talk about the ‘new normal’ in the Curran home and their new form of parenting. Tom and Kari talk about homeschooling, attending Pentecostal youth group, seeing a therapist, and the protection of guardian angels.
Dr. Tom and Kari Curran share stories about their current challenge of parenting five teenagers, such as: sibling rivalry, sarcasm, and push-back. Tom contrasts their parenting principles from the first decade versus the second decade. Kari gives five ‘must have’ tips for organizing a successful family-bonding activity: fun, food, faith, fresh, and furtive.
Dr. Tom and Kari Curran testify to the challenge of parenting iGen teenagers by exploring the following topics: smartphone contracts, social media rules, sleepover policy, the clergy sexual assault crisis, ‘vaping’ and more. Tom talks about how to manage apps/internet usage on a mobile device and Kari gives ideas on how to utilize smartphones to incentivize faith formation, hard work and good grades.