Helping parents raise good children

read_togetherAll parents want the best for their children. This includes giving them the proper love, comfort and education to help them acquire the curiosity and skills they will need when they go out into the world as young adults.

However, helping your children to become good citizens can also mean preparing them to leave this world and secure a successful position in the world beyond.

In other words, parental duties should include assisting in the healthy development of conscience (spiritual dictate) early in a child’s life. This spiritual conscience develops at the start of an infant’s life when the child is held closely with love (hugging) and is played with. (Neuroscience has discovered that this loving activity actually makes more positive neural connections in the brain.) This also gives the Lord God of heaven a place to focus on within the formation of a child’s heart and mind.

What I have learned in my forty-year study of spiritual ideas is that God’s influence flows in only where there is innocence. Therefore, when a child reaches a certain age (about five) parents must be vigilant about not allowing their children to learn pretense from dividing what they know from what they really are.

Children easily learn that they can hide their innermost desires from the world by parroting their facial expressions and words to reflect acceptable social behavior from information gathered and stored in the memory. This mental division causes a child’s God-given conscience and innocence to become buried within a subconscious mind. Conscience simply becomes covered-over by a false and artificial personality.

Genuine spiritual growth occurs as conscience gains hold of and reconnects both one’s subconscious and outer habitual minds, whereby they become re-unified in innocence.

I have begun writing a series of books to help parents take part in a special kind of storytelling that will help prevent or help re-connect this split condition in a child’s mind. These imaginative stories are specifically written—first. to gain the attention of a child’s outer and worldly mind, then to penetrate deeper into the child’s heart and spirit.

Great care has gone into portraying God’s vital spiritual knowledge in these stories that will delight any child, open both the parent’s and youngster’s imagination, and create stronger family bonds of love.

I hope Cupid And The King Of Muck becomes the first story that starts up this wonderful connection between you and your child(ren)!

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About Uncle Ed

Edward F. Sylvia attended the School of Visual Arts in New York and worked for some of the world’s largest advertising agencies in New York, Chicago and St. Louis. Later, he earned his Master of Theological Studies at Pacific School of Religion / Swedenborgian House of Studies and now directs his creative talents toward advertising God. He is the award-winning author of three previous books. His fourth book, "Cupid and the King of Muck," is the first in a series of a new kind of storytelling—Tales for Children and the Wise. His hope is that this journey into metaphor will bring enjoyment to everyone’s heart as well as stretch the imagination and create a future generation of loving citizens.
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