Over time, the answer came: parenting is a call to form persons. We're called to bring God to our children's spirits, truth to their minds, health to their bodies, skill to their hands, beauty and creativity to their hearts, and in all this, virtue to their wills and sanctity to their souls. The education we are to provide has to go beyond the three Rs and beyond professional or vocational training.
But loving our children means treating them with the same amount of courtesy, respect, and politeness with which we want to be treated, or as we would treat any adult, or the Pope or Mother Teresa, or the Lord himself.
Where I have failed in this, I have taken it to Confession.
Holly Pierlot in A Mother's Rule of Life: How to Bring Order to Your Home and Peace to Your Soul (emphasis the author's)