Helping parents raise good children

A bedtime storyAll 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)!

About thegodguy

EDWARD F. SYLVIA, M.T.S. Philosopher/Theologian Edward F. Sylvia attended the School of Visual Arts in New York and received his Master of Theological Studies at the Pacific School of Religion in Berkeley, CA and a Certificate of Swedenborgian Studies from the Swedenborgian House of Studies. He is a member of the Center for Theology and the Natural Sciences (C.T.N.S.) and the Swedenborg Scientific Association (S.S.A.). Award-winning author of "Sermon From the Compost Pile: Seven Steps Toward Creating An Inner Garden" and "Proving God," which fulfills a continuing vision that God’s fingerprints of love can be found everywhere in the manifest universe. His most recent book, "Swedenborg & Gurdjieff: The Missing Links" is an edgy collection of anti-intuitive essays for personal transformation that challenges and inspires. He has been a student of the ideas of both Emanuel Swedenborg and George I. Gurdjieff for over thirty years. Read more about TheGodGuy, his books and his ideas at
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