Define responsible parenthood?
Responsible Parenthood is the spirituality of the family. From the very beginning of marriage, the spouses embrace a new heart which makes them a gift for each other. The love they share encourages them to foster responsible family life. At the heart of responsible parenthood, we find God. He will be the source and fountain of life and love in which the family lives in the world today.
Responsible parenthood is guided by conscience. It is the duty of parents to establish a family after the will of God. The conjugal love they exchange and share draws its origin from God therefore, God manifests His plan and wisdom in the consciences of all members in the family. Humanae Vitae reminds us that, "marriage is not, then, the effect of chance or the product of evolution of unconscious natural forces; it is the wise institution of the Creator to realize in mankind His design of love." (HV 8)
Responsible Parenthood is the mission of the family. It includes the respect of the functions of the spouses and their specific role in the propagation of life and defense against the forces of death. The family is sent to "bear fruit and have life to the full" by exercising their specific function biologically and psychologically in the context of the family. It is the mission of the family to transmit life and raise the children according to the law of God.
Responsible Parenthood is the vocation of marriage. Christian moral norms play important roles in the formation of consciences and the formation of the human family orientation in these contemporary times. The family is ever challenged with pressing problems which are brought about by the escalating trends of secularization however, responsible parenthood includes the moral norms that the family uphold when faced with these problems. It is always the good of the children and the spouses which responsible parenthood focuses as its goal.
Responsible Parenthood is a service of love. It is at the service of the serious commitment done by spouses before God and the Church. Spouses are not free in the sense that they do what they only think and desire. Responsible Parenthood is the free exercise of love considering the divine intention of God for the family. Humanae Vitae continues to warns us that, "in the task of transmitting life, therefore, they are not free to proceed completely at will, as if they could determine in a wholly autonomous way the honest path to follow; but they must conform their activity to the creative intention of God, expressed in the very nature of marriage and of its acts, and manifested by the constant teaching of the Church."(HV 10)
Love is expressed in concrete human expressions which form the family as the good news of the Third Millennium. During the homily at the Fourth World Meeting of Families in Manila (26 January 2003) Cardinal Lopez Trujillo emphasized that the family is the "wonderful news, a gospel, patterned in love, in reciprocal self-giving of the spouses. Love and educate your children, so that they grow as image and children of God." In this case, responsible parenthood is the vocation and the continuing mission of the church in the world today. Through responsible parenthood, the family is indeed the future of humanity.
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Responsible Parenthood is not equivalent to the Reproductive Health Bill, it is not birth control, it is not population control. . "If we consider the relevant physical, ec…onomic, psychological and social conditions, responsible parenthood is exercised by those who prudently and generously decide to have a large family or by those who, for serious reasons and with due respect for the moral law, choose not to have children for the time being or even for an indeterminate period ( Humane vitae ). . If we examine the innate drives and emotions of man, responsible parenthood expresses the dominion which reason and will must exert over them. . Everything directly related to the transmission of life participates in the creative power of God; consequently, it should be treated with respect and responsibility. . It is important for spouses (according to their respective capacities) to know the mechanism of the female cycle, not to interfere, but to respect these natural processes because they are dealing with "biological laws which involve the person" ( Humane vitae ) . . Knowledge of biological mechanisms "must lead to education in self-control": hence, the absolute necessity of the virtue of chastity and of permanent education in this virtue. (Pope John Paul II) . Decision to limit the number of children will depend on: 1) The existence of a serious motive for avoiding the birth of another child; and 2) Respect for the moral law while searching for the most adequate means of avoiding birth. . The characteristic sign of a Christian couple is their generous openness to life , to acceptance from God children as gift of love" (Pope John Paul II) as opposed to having a "contraceptive mentality." . However, this does not mean that we should have the attitude of " natalism " at all cost, as if the "number" of children, in itself, were the unmistakable sign of authentic Christian matrimonial life. What matters is the integrity and honesty of married life. ( J. Escriva )
Being a responsible parent is important for many reasons. Not only are you solely responsible for your child's well-being, health and safety, but you are an influence on him (…or her) like no other in his life. Your guidance and direction will influence your child for the rest of his life. This is a huge responsibility!. You want your child to become a good, law-abiding citizen. You want him to have good morals and high standards. You want him to gain an education and earn a good living. You want him to become a good husband and parent. All of these things in life he will have learned from you!
Responsible Parenthood is the core responsibilities of parents to provide the needs of the children they have in terms of the aspects in life. It is putting the needs of the c…hild over your own.
Characteristics of a responsible parent include someone who showsrespect and empathy. Other important characteristics include trust,leadership, courage and confidence.
A parent must: . Protect his/her young from physical harm, even from the parent. . Provide physical necessities, such as food, water, clothing protection from the elements…. . Provide emotional necessities, such as a nurturing home environment. . Assist with education in preparation for the child to become a productive adult. . Provide moral guidance so that the child can turn out to be a responsible adult. (Note that during the moral guidance phase of raising a child, the child may believe that some of the other requirements are temporarily not being met, that can be called "punishment", and to some degree is appropriate for bad behavior)
The benefits of responsible parenthood are that it produceschildren who are well rounded, healthy, and well adjusted.Responsible parenthood is also beneficial for the communit…y becauseit produces responsible citizens who will not end up in the fostercare or prison systems.
care and safety: constant parental physical presence, psychological closeness, and timely noticing and solving child's problems. -K.O.B. :)
To borrow and paraphrase a familiar adage: "A child's not just for Christmas, it's for life!" applies beautifully here. The responsibilities begin with your recognition an…d commitment to the fact that your child owes you nothing - you owe it everything - up to, including, and beyond your own life! Protect, nurture, support, and defend will be the foundations. To embrace with love - not conflict, to be a perpetual model for integrity, kindness, and love. Every single trait you possess will be witnessed and accepted as gospel by your child, every harsh word you ever speak to anyone will be embedded forever within their psyche. Every affirmation of love, encouragement, support, will become the root of their lives. Everything you do, everything you are, will be passed to your child -good and bad. You are the giant among giants and from birth your child will be awe-struck by your greatness. May it remain that way your entire life, that it becomes the image your child retains when they speak your eulogy with pride and adoration; Far better that than pity and disgust. You owe your child forgiveness even when they cannot forgive themselves, whatever their transgression may be. And you owe them love even when they cannot love themselves. You owe everything you have, everything you are, everything you can be to the life you've created. And with that in mind, your rewards will be priceless.
Making sure your kid grows up to be a good mannered and respectful adult
Consistency, discipline, willingness to enforce decisions and consequences, providing unconditional love for the child even when actions or behaviors are not loved, patience, …providing a stable and steady home life.
We can achieve responsible parenthood by doing what's the right thing or what your wishing for your family to be wealth. Be great upon doing this stage of being maturity of pa…rent because the future of your child is always depending unto you.
Adulthood as related to responsible parenthood not only means that you provide for your children financially, but also that you provide effective discipline (both in rewards a…nd punishments), unconditional love, and a stable and loving home life.
A person should learn responsible parenthood concepts to help the person raise his or her child or children the best that they can. A parent can greatly impact a child's cogni…tive, social, physical, and emotional development. . Many people mistake responsible parenthood to mean birth control, contraception, population management. Responsible parenthood is not about Reproductive Health and should not be equated to approving the Reproductive Health Bill. . If we examine the innate drives and emotions of man, responsible parenthood expresses the dominion which reason and will must exert over them. . Everything directly related to the transmission of life participates in the creative power of God; consequently, it should be treated with respect and responsibility. . It is important for spouses (according to their respective capacities) to know the mechanism of the female cycle, not to interfere, but to respect these natural processes because they are dealing with "biological laws which involve the person" ( Humane vitae ) . . Knowledge of biological mechanisms "must lead to education in self-control": hence, the absolute necessity of the virtue of chastity and of permanent education in this virtue. (Pope John Paul II) . "If we consider the relevant physical, economic, psychological and social conditions, responsible parenthood is exercised by those who prudently and generously decide to have a large family or by those who, for serious reasons and with due respect for the moral law, choose not to have children for the time being or even for an indeterminate period ( Humane vitae ). . Decision to limit the number of children will depend on: 1) The existence of a serious motive for avoiding the birth of another child; and 2) Respect for the moral law while searching for the most adequate means of avoiding birth.
the children the parents, society and the world.
Responsible parenthood is loving; cuddling; soothing them when they are fearful or not feeling well; being there to talk to your child until they are old enough to leave home.… It also means discipline and learning to say the word 'no'; not giving them everything you think they want or what that child may want because in reality when they are adults they will soon learn you don't get everything you want in life. Quality of time with the child and both parents is also loading your child up with fond memories they will mull over and over again in their minds when they become adults. Parents are there to protect their children and also teach them by their own mistakes and children should not fear their parents, but feel free enough to talk about almost anything with their parents without fear of being ridiculed or disrespected. Laughing often and quality of time with a child as well as listening to that child is worth every minute in the lives of parents and child. Parents must realize they are not perfect and reading all the books available on child rearing often causes confusion rather than helping the parent and parents do make mistakes, but both parent and child learn from mistakes and we continue to do so until we die.
Responsible parenthood centers on the love and care to the children, acceptance and giving support to them ensuring them that they are in a safe and conducive environment whic…h will be the place of the realization of their dreams and the fulfillment of their potentials.
Our future is in the children and responsible parenting involves teaching the child so he or she can grow up to be responsible adults. This takes consistent caring, a structur…ed environment so the child can feel safe yet know the rules, guided discovery of the world, to give enough space so the child learns it is OK to fail and that no one wins all the time. Parents are a child's first teacher and they set the child for the learning to take place. The first 4 years are the most important in a child's life. Their brains are collecting information and personality is developing. The developing brain has millions of brain cells that are working as you read to them, speak to them, interact with them, and help them. Without responsible parenting children rear themselves and do not learn the things needed to become responsible adults. If you do not think this is true, then, look to the, prisons and gangs in our society. They are filled with people whose parents may not have parented as they grew up. This is very sad.