Raised in Grace Made for Wholeness – The Beauty of Gradualness aims to give parents, educators, and caregivers what they need to provide the firm foundation to raise children in virtue and holiness. In this study, we have drawn upon our Catholic Christian faith’s perennial philosophical wisdom and roots to show how this synthesis corresponds fruitfully with the important research from the Decade of the Brain (1990-2000). Through the lens of our Catholic faith, these insights from neuroscience can be applied to help us understand what the young mind needs to develop rightly and flourish fully. For neuroscience helps us see the beauty of gradualness in human development and to recognize how God’s grace received at Baptism sustains us as we journey through life. We refer to this as the ‘river of grace’—the sacred place of integration and wholeness toward secure attachment.
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