Once upon a time there was a charming prince…

A central theme of classical fairy tales is the love story between a man and woman, between the prince and the damsel... between the hero and a beautiful young lady, always present to rescue, protect and nurture. In their appreciable purity and simplicity, these fairy tales often have stereotypical stories, characters and far-fetched endings. Just as an example, the princess Continue Reading

TV series and familiies: If the “nuclear family” becomes just one of many options

Families and television series: what is the relationship between these two realities? How is the family portrayed in the most loved TV shows today? These and other questions have led us to analyse how soap operas and telefilms portray the institution which, according to many sociologists, remains the primary cell of society, or rather, the micro-community from which the whole Continue Reading

Memory in the Internet Age: A Study Reveals How it’s Changed

Raise your hand if you know the cell phone number of your own parent or child by heart? Who knows the birthdays of their friends, relatives or closest colleagues, without having to check Facebook or some other electronic database? In the vast majority of cases, the response is negative. Nevertheless, our grandparents remembered them all. Dates of anniversaries or birthdays Continue Reading

Education Project for the Digital World: Empantallados

How much time do our children spend online? An average of 136.5 days per year. How much time do our children spend in front of the television? An average of two hours a day: three times more than the time invested in reading a book. Then did you know that over 35% of social media profiles of minors 14 and Continue Reading

The Intruder: multitasking in the Era of Distraction

In every moment of the day, there is someone who is not there with us, but who speaks with us and solicits us constantly. It appears without warning, interrupts whoever is talking, and constantly changes the conversation. It is the intruder, the one who has made it practically impossible to finish a job, watch a film, or chat at the Continue Reading

Children do not read less, they read more than before, and more than adults

Destroyer of myths, blogger, and mother of three children, the journalist María Zabala Pino, after working 20 years in the areas of communication strategies and public relations, has devoted herself to the digital world and the digital formation of parents and children. She has a fun web page. : http://www.iwomanish.com/ . A POINT OF CALM When I speak with parents Continue Reading

If Divorce is Children’s Greatest Fear

A few years ago, when I worked as a catechist in Rome, I was teaching on the topic of the Annunciation. I took advantage of the occasion to speak a bit on Jesus’ earthly family. At one point in the discussion, one of the children declared, “My greatest fear is that my parents will get a divorce”. After her statement, Continue Reading

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Giovanni Paolo II and the fatherhood


Message of His Holiness Pope Francis for the 49th World Communications Day


The love that brings new life into the world” – Rabbi Sacks on the institution of marriage.