On the Upbringing of Children - Homilies by Bishop Irenaius
Never in the history of mankind has there been such a plethora of advice available to parents on how to raise their children. Regrettably, most often these books focus entirely on the child's adjustment to this world and blithely ignore his moral and spiritual development. There is precious little available to help Orthodox Christian parents prepare the child to become a citizen of Heaven. But what other goal of child-raising can even take a close second to this paramount objective? These 10 homilies of the late Bishop Irenaius of Russia (published in 1901) offer timeless, solid guidance on how to raise your child for the Kingdom of Heaven.