MATRIMONIAL LOVE COURSE
Love is a decision - to will the good of the spouse. The will can strive to love deeper with an entire spectrum of drives and emotions to bestow on a spouse the full web of human affection, tenderness, passion, and a charm of genuine faithful love. There is a need to continually strengthen the bond of marriage, and to deepen the couple's intimate relationship and friendship through effective communication and the sincere gift of self. This course helps couples with the knowledge and tools to achieve greater marital happiness and unity.
FIRST STEPS COURSE
A practical course for parents with very young children from newborn to 3 years old, helping parents develop the basic good habits of orderliness, good sleeping and eating habits, hygiene and virtues in their children. It provides technical information on early childhood education. The will is the faculty that governs a person. Training of the will then is very important from the first moments of life.
FIRST LETTERS COURSE
Children in the range of 4-7 years old start to develop their personality and generally reach the age of reason at 7. This stage requires the parents' individual attention on each child so as to know the child better, develop a well formed mind, a resolute will, and good operative habits called virtues thereby enhancing child's character, personality and temperament. Authority is a right and duty parents have that entails a deep knowledge when putting it into practice so as to live justice, responsibility, and a spirit of service.
FIRST DECISIONS COURSE
Children in the age range of 8-11 make many personal decisions in daily situations. To make good choices, parents educate their children on virtues and moral values and principles to guide their child's early decisions.
For parents with children from 11 to 13 years old
During puberty, children experience some psychosomatic changes that affect their sensibility and their behavior. This is united to aggressive external influences.
In this course, parents analyze the causes and effects of such changes and they study the most appropriate guidelines to maintain a firm and down-to-earth relationship with their children, without limiting their natural discovery of the world.
Character and personality
Authority and family life
Leisure and free time
Mentor in studies
Environment and values
Marital living together
This course is for parents with children from 13-16 years of age.
Parents will study factors and methods to provide guidance and support during these early teen years.
In the teen years, many of the values transmitted by the family during childhood can begin to dull, be contrasted with other values, or be validated.
In the Adolescence Course, parents discover the value of their adolescent children and how to efficiently communicate in moments of conflict. In addition, they will analyze the social tendencies that impact the development of their adolescent's unique personality.
Crisis and the challenges of adolescence
Discovering adolescent values
Sexual awakening: effervescence and self-control
Self-esteem and personal style
Value of the image of the body: anorexia and other trends
Authority. Models that go against the grain
Religion and the intimacy of the person
Leisure, free time and freedom
The family project
Course designed to provide single young professionals (ages 25-35) the formation, guidance and critical analysis skills required to tackle head on some of life’s most daunting challenges - selecting a professional vocation, determining whom to date and when to marry, and discovering the meaning of life. It’s far too often today that many young individuals lack the requisite information or skills to confidently answer or find the answer to all of these questions.
Regular get togethers among Family Enrichment course alumni with specific topics about marriage and family life, discussed by experienced speakers. A pot luck dinner or dessert or picnic combines learning and fun to promote friendships and to facilitate the sharing of what works in family situations.
Noted speakers are conducted periodically on contemporary topics such as: Successful Parenting, Temperaments, Effective Communication in Marriage.
Family Enrichment Leadership Training