Why Parent-Child Relationships Go Sour

"I'm driving the tractor, daddy!!"Probably one of the most oft-reiterated themes that you’ll find in various Scientology texts with respect to parenting is the subject of exchange, and the importance of the child being able to contribute back to the family.   One such reference I came across recently was the following: “Parental-child relationships are sour, really, only for one good reason. And that is because the child cannot contribute equally to the parent contributions. This demon … [Read more...]

An Evening in the Scientology Academy

Church of Scientology of Washington D.C., Academy Signage, originally uploaded by tadnkat.Probably one of my favorite parts about the Scientology religion is that one of the main practices of the religion itself involves one simply studying the basic texts of the religion, and working out for oneself how it applies to one’s life.I never know what it is I’m going to get out of it when I sit down and study. Last night, it led me to this article which I posted today. Sometimes it’s somethin … [Read more...]

Family and my Descision to be a Scientologist

A college anthropology student sent me a question from my Scientology Parent page, as she’s doing some study for her class on how family history & background can lead people to various religions.  As she was studying about Scientology, she was curious how my own family and significant events in my life led me to Scientology.   Her questions were thought-provoking on my part (an angle I’d not yet thought about) so I figured I’d post my answers here.Question:  How does your family history r … [Read more...]

Mommy Kissing It and Making It Better

Thought you all might like this little insight on that practice we’re all familiar with of “kissing it & making it better” (thanks to David Calkins of Mace-Kingsley for sharing): "Well, now, actually, it’s not even funny, because a little child will bark his knuckles or stub his toe or something and it’s almost — you can almost see him plot the whole thing out. He barks his knuckles and, like a small rocket, heads immediately for Mom and says, ‘See?’"And Mama says, ‘Oh, that’s nice. Mama … [Read more...]

About Me

I’m about 30, a computer guy, a mountain biker, a daddy, and a Scientologist.I’ve been in Scientology for much of my life (since I was a little kid). However, I wanted to study these basics of Scientology as much of what I got of Scientology I got hearsay from my parents or from other Scientologists I lived and worked with, rather than reading all of this data myself, and thereby forming my own opinions and conclusions on the subject directly from the source material.I think it’s a simila … [Read more...]

Setting & Achieving Goals for the Family – Use of the “Admin Scale”

The latest from "The Scientology Parent"Video: Targets & Goals and the Admin ScaleThere are virtually unlimited parallels between the ways that the technology of running groups can be applied to the family. I’ve written a few articles (like this and this) on the subject, as the brilliance with which L. Ron Hubbard’s administrative teachings can be used to unsnarl problems in the family never ceases to amaze. Another such facet of this is one that seems to have infinite appli … [Read more...]

Scientology Parent: Attack of the Why’s – And Why I Embrace Them

My daughter is two and a half, and she’s well into the “attack of the Why’s”.“Why is that car broken, daddy?”“Why is that tractor spraying water, daddy?”“Why did that baby do spit-up, daddy?”“Why is the sun asleep now, daddy?”I’ve met plenty of parents who positively dread the Whys.  Evidently, they find it annoying that their child is constantly asking them, “Why, why why?”I don’t find it annoying at all.  I embrace it.The explanation for such has a lot to do with my … [Read more...]

What Being a Scientology Parent Means to Me

I’m a Scientologist and a parent.  What does that mean?  The answer sums up a lot of why I started this site in the first place.  And although I’ve written over 200 articles on this site so far on the subject, I’ve never actually just summarized what it means to me to be a Scientology Parent. Applying One’s Religion to Life With any religion, there’s a massive difference between simply calling oneself a member of that religion (i.e. “I’m a Scientologist”, “I’m Jewish”, “I’m a Mormon,” etc.), as … [Read more...]


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