Many of us were baptized in infancy and can’t remember how it happened. And once we are invited to become a godmother or godfather, or maybe even happier – we have our own child is born. Then we once again think about what the Sacrament of Baptism, can we become someone godparents and how to choose the godparents for their child. In today’s post – the responses of Archpriest Maxim Kozlov to questions about the responsibilities of godparents.
– I was invited to be the godfather. What am I going to do?
– To be a godfather – and honorable, and responsible.
Godparents mother and father, participating in the Sacrament, take on the responsibility for a small member of the Church, so they must be Orthodox. The godfather, of course, being the person who also has some experience of Church life and will help your baby to grow in faith, piety and purity.
During the Sacrament over the baby’s godfather (of the same gender as the child) will keep him in my arms, to speak on his behalf Symbol of faith and vows of renunciation of Satan and connection with Christ.
Most importantly, what can and should help godfather, and what he undertakes, is not only to attend the Baptism, but then help received from the font to increase, to grow in the Church life, and in any case not to limit Continue reading
Greedy children — what should parents do in this situation? How to behave and how to re-educate the child? Unfortunately, today a lot of children with this problem. Moreover, it is not necessary that the child inherits the parents ‘ behaviour. Greed at first glance it may appear out of nowhere and interfere with normal communication not only of the child with peers, but also to excite parents: why suddenly the child became greedy. As happens with any problem, for its solution it is necessary to determine the underlying cause.
Greedy kid — where the problem occurs?
At the age of one and a half to two years the child has not yet formed the concept of his and others. All around exposed inquisitive child study — all around me! And hence it is necessary to investigate, tatakau away in your mouth, smell, taste and so on.
To two years the child is completely aware of his and I confidently speak their toys: “mine!” In this case — this is the first psychological stage of development of your baby. Only in this age, the child begins to realize what really “mine” and what is “not mine”, someone else’s. Hence the demand with the child now grows up, once there is an understanding — and then there is responsibility. My child is that close that expensive, what is in his range of sight Continue reading