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Over the past seven years, I’ve had a lot of experience taking my little ones to church. I’ve been blessed with six very energetic and explorative children, which in turn means I’ve received countless tips and tricks from fellow churchgoers about how to keep my children quiet and respectful at Mass. So, with all the experience I have hearing other people’s sure-fire tricks, I decided to compile this list of the top 10. I’m certain that if you just follow these 10 simple tips, your children are guaranteed to be little angels while in church. 

1. Sit Near the Front of Church – This is a great tip, as it gives your children a front row view. There’s no looking at the back of people’s heads. They can see everything that is happening on the altar, and it helps them to stay engaged throughout Mass. But, whatever you do, don’t sit in the cry room because there are too many distractions, and they won’t be able to see anything.

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Rachel Manley

Rachel Manley is a happy stay-at-home mom of six, six and under. A Nebraska native, she now lives in central Iowa where she often craves Runza, Valentino’s, and Papa Ray’s Pizza. Once a middle school math teacher, she decided to stay home after the birth of her second child and hasn’t looked back…very often. She spends her days reading board books, pushing swings, building train tracks, and giving hugs. By the grace of God Rachel converted to Catholicism in 2004, and soon thereafter married her high school sweetheart. She strives everyday to do the little things, as St. Thérèse did, and to live her life pleasing to Him.

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