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-Fr. Chad Ripperger
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There is great importance of the education of obedience during the first stage of a young child's life as a means of preparing for responsibility. It also provides a very practical consideration for the education of both virtues. Parents will find the time they spend teaching their children to "listen well" as being well spent. This can involve helping the children discipline themselves when being spoken to and being able to confirm what they have heard. It will thus help for the parents to be more concise so that it is easier for the child to hear it all. Respect for another who is talking at the dinner table is a most natural way of teaching children to listen well. Parents who are attentive to each child's patience and response will get significant criteria for judging how the children are listening.

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