Children – And the Goal of Growing Up

I’ve had an interesting time seeing the following datum in action: “The child has to have a goal. His goal is growing up and being an adult. As long as he has this goal he does pretty well. He can come through most anything. ‘Someday I am going to…’ That’s hope. That’s the mind–overcome obstacles toward a known goal.“Now, any system which would seek to convince a child that being a child–I mean, this system knowingly or unknowingly seeks to convince the child that the thing t … [Read more...]

Why I am Proud to Support the International Association of Scientologists

“WHAT IS THE IAS?”  There’s a question I get asked quite often when I’m wearing my shirts that state I’m a member of the International Association of Scientologists, one I’m bound to get asked all the more often now that my family are all Patrons of the Association.“What’s that?”One fellow that I did web engineering with saw me wearing a shirt with a torch on it that said, “Crusader” and said, “Crusader – I think I’ve heard of those guys.”  – thinking it was a vend … [Read more...]

Don’t Bypass Your Child (Part 2)

This is the second of two (perhaps more) posts on the subject of bypassing your children – and in this context, bypassing means to ignore their efforts to help or do work that is theirs, and instead doing it yourself.I realized after writing my last post on the topic that there is so much more that could be written on this, and so many other facets to the issue.   The facet mainly covered in the first post was that the more you bypass them and don’t let them do the work, the more you’re groov … [Read more...]

Don’t Bypass Your Children (Part 1)

There is one extremely key aspect of how Scientologists approach parenting which is beautifully depicted in the video for the free on-line Scientology course on Children, available here. Any law that applies to the behaviour of men and women also applies to children. It’s the simple fact that any law that applies to the behaviour of men and women also applies to children.  It’s a datum that becomes more and more profound the more you think about it – and certainly the more you conside … [Read more...]

Appreciating a Stay-At-Home Mom

“Young fool. Only now, at the end, do you understand.” - Palaptine, Sith EmperorAfter 10 months of living the luxurious existence of having my wife as a stay-at-home mom, my wife finally returned to work yesterday – accepting a great job with some good friends of hers.I thought that, after all this time of constant introspection about parenting, that I would have a proper appreciation of all of the million things that my wife has been doing to keep the house going while I worked. Those t … [Read more...]

Even Babies Need Acknowledgements

The very same basics that are used with adults to communicate with other adults absolutely apply to babies as well, a fantastic example of such L. Ron Hubbard singles out in a December 1954 talk on communication, where he says: “Kids, kids that come around and they say — I have noticed this with parents. . . . kids will come around and they’ll say,’Jabber-jabber-wog-wog-yag-yem-gillilyogo-wabble.’And you say, ‘My golly is that so?’And they will say, ‘Yboggle-yoggle … [Read more...]

My 9/11 Story

There is something I can always get into a colorful discussion with, with just about anyone — especially other Scientologists, which is the curious question of, “Where were you on September 11th, 2001?”Now that it’s 10 years after these disasters happened in DC and New York, I figured I’d revisit this.Unfortunately for those who were there, it’s generally known to the world as “the day the Twin Towers went down”.  The Pentagon is generally a totally forgotten piece to the story, and I’ve come … [Read more...]

From Scientology Parent–Dealing With Toddler Injuries

Fortunately or unfortunately, my daughter is following in her father’s footsteps and is becoming an avid jumper.   On some jumps, she sticks the landing – like in the image above from the Children’s Museum of Manhattan.  On some other jumps…not so much.The other night, My daughter was demanding I take pictures with “Daddy’s Camera” of her taking flying leaps off the couch.  So, I set up to do so, and she takes a few bounces and leaps off the couch and full-on belly flops on the floor, hard. … [Read more...]


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