My 4 year old boy dreads going to mass. (i have three kids, ages 2, 4, 6.) we came from a prot. church that had a great childrens program where they were taught kids on their own level, gave snacks, and stuff to color, etc. Now at the cath. church there are no childrens programs during service. they must just sit there.
i’m conflicted. on the one hand, i don’t believe that kids should be catered to and that i’m teaching them patience. on the other hand, i’m really feeling guilty because i’m worried they’ll rebel from the church like it seems so many catholic youth do.
i’m going because it’s been great for me and my wife is catholic. not sure there’s been a positive affect on the kids, however.