How Do I Get My Child to Listen to Me?

This posting by Cheri Hall appears on the Scientology Parent blog.  Ms. Hall  has been an educator for over 38 years.A very common complaint that comes up from parents is that their child just doesn’t listen. “How do I get my child to listen to me?”Take parents of small children. You have told your child many times to pick up his toys, or to wipe his hands on a napkin not his shirt, or to please not grab the toy from his younger sister’s hands. You’ve said this many times. So, why is it s … [Read more...]

Children are People Too, Right?

Courtesy of the Scientology Parent blog Of course we all know that children are people too, not some unknown species. As a parent, we may do very well with this concept. However, surprisingly a lot of the things some parents do in the handling of their children goes against this simple concept: Children are men and women, just like you and me.L. Ron Hubbard stated the following in an essay entitled How to Live with Children published in his book Scientology: A New Slant on Life … [Read more...]

Applying Scientology as a Parent to Two Active Boys

Me and my little one on the playgroundI wanted to share a bit of what my experiences have been in applying Scientology as a parent.I have used many of the tools I have learned in Scientology with my children and family. One of these has been such a life-saver to me – simple, yet AMAZING – and it extends from the fact that a huge part of Scientology is learning to understand what real communication is – and then how to communicate effectively. Family Love When my kids are upset … [Read more...]

How do Scientologists Raise Kids

With the recent media hype about Suri Cruise I thought I would share a simple post from a blog I follow, the Scientology Parent that should dispel some of the ridiculous concerns and claims I have heard over the past few days. Brian & LeahMy name is Leah, I was born and raised as a Scientologist as my parents were both Scientologists since  a few years before I was born. I grew up in Queens, NY with 2 brothers. I am a trained Scientology counselor, and have personally had a lot of … [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...]

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...]

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...]

Communication: The Key Element in Parenting

Tad Reeves is Scientologist, a website systems engineer, and a parent of two adorable children.  He has a great time applying Scientology as a parent, and keeps up a website entitled ScientologyParent with tips and successes that he, his wife, and his friends have had in applying Scientology to the joys and challenges of parenting.I think that communication skill is one of the single most – if not the single most undervalued yet utterly essential skills in being a parent, a husband or a … [Read more...]


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