Ask any child what they want to be in life, and they'll tell you that they want to become a great, impressive person.
The problem for parents is how to build on these natural, God-given aspirations to raise happy, healthy kids, who'll go on to become happy, healthy adults.
"Our children are destined for greatness, each and every one of them. But let us not confuse fame with greatness," says Mary Cooney, the author of Evangelizing Our Children with Joy.
"All of our children, whether they lead ordinary or extraordinary lives, are called to exemplary virtue, generous sacrifice, courageous heroism, and above all, deep, enduring love. They are called to be saints."
With an energizing zeal and drive, Mary shares with us the wisdom that has come from the highs and lows of parenthood, intermingled with the inspiration she has received through prayer and the Bible.
From the virtues of mercy, kindness, and patience-virtues abundantly needed in the family setting-to the riches of the sacramental life, Mary shows us how to teach our children that the path to living an extraordinary life is found through ordinary actions and habits of everyday living.
Mary Cooney is a wife and mother, born and raised in Toronto, Canada. With a degree in Music Education and a masters degree in Piano Pedagogy, she has been teaching children for over twenty years. Her most delightful students are her own five, lively home-schooled children. She currently lives in Maryland.