The one baptizing need not be Catholic; he may be of any religion or of no religion.
But he must have the intention of doing what the Church does in Baptism.
"But he that shall scandalize one of these little ones that believe in Me, it were better for him that a millstone should be hanged about his neck, and that he should be drowned in the depth of the sea." Parents give good example by observing strictly all of their religious duties.
For example: Regularly attending Mass, not eating meat on days of abstinence, carefully avoiding indecent speech, lying, cursing, criticism of others, immodesty and drunkenness.
Respect is the kind behavior and activity, which one expresses towards another person or a group of people with the intention to demonstrate his honor towards them.
Every well-educated and well-bred person knows that respect is a very important thing in human society.
Parents should encourage the confidence of their children so that the children will come to them for information.
Parents should be extremely careful about allowing their children to attend motion pictures; they should also examine their comic books and govern their use of the radio and television, as well as the VCR. Cogan would say of modern radio, motion pictures and television.] Having a priest, brother or sister in the family is one of the greatest blessings that God can give a mother and father.
When a son or daughter begins to think seriously of marrying, the parents should have him (or her) see the priest and receive the necessary instructions on marriage.
They should encourage dating only with Catholics, or at least with non-Catholics who are willing to take a full course of instructions in the Catholic Religion.