Being a parent is one of the greatest tasks and challenges in life.

For your enjoyment, here are seven thoughts on parenting from a Spiritual perspective:

1. Realize that your children are not really your children. They are God’s Sons and Daughters and you are only their caretaker this lifetime until they grow up and learn to think for themselves.
2. Realize that your children are adult Souls incarnating into children’s bodies.
3. Realize that you chose your children and your children chose you to serve as their parent.
4. Affirm that your relationship to yourself and God comes first in your life, before your relationship to your child.
5. Realize that your job is to provide boundaries and parameters for your children while still allowing them to grow in their own unique Spiritual mission and purpose.
6. Always treat your child with firmness and love.
7. Only give attention to your child’s positive behavior and give as little as possible attention to its inappropriate behavior. Your kids want your attention. The less attention you give to inappropriate behaviour, the less they will do it. The more attention they get for appropriate behaviour, the more they will do that!

The Integrated Ascended Master raises his kids in a way where they can become Integrated Ascended Masters in their own right. He teaches them everything he knows and practices. He realizes that he is the mentor and Spiritual teacher of his kids and does not give them free reign to do whatever they want.

He realizes that the philosophy that many parents have when it comes to parenting, that kids should be allowed to do whatever they want because they are individuals in their own right is a grave mistake. When a child is born, by definition, it is run by the subconscious mind. It has not yet learned to think for itself. This is why each child is put under the care of parents who have the job of teaching the child how to think properly. In the initial years especially but also until children learn to really think for themselves, parents function as the conscious mind for the children, which they themselves have not yet developed.

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Author's Bio: 

Dr Joshua David Stone was one of the most influential Spiritual teachers, leaders and forerunners of our time. He had a Ph.D. in Transpersonal Psychology and was a licensed Marriage, Family and Child Counselor in California, USA.
He served as Official Spokesperson for the Planetary Ascension Movement and made his mark in the Consciousness Community as a prolific writer, authoring the 15-volume Easy to Read Encyclopedia of the Spiritual Path, published in several languages, as well as eight major Ascended Master Training Courses and several comprehensive Training Programs ranging from channeling, the psychology of astrology, the Book of Life of God, to his legendary 2,000 page Counseling Manual, and much, much more.
Today, the I AM University is the one and only Integrated Ascended Master Training Facility in this world. It stands firmly on the foundation of a comprehensive and ever-expanding curriculum which Dr Stone dedicated his life creating.
In 2005, Dr Joshua David Stone passed over to the Spirit world where he continues to Spiritually support the expansion of the I AM University the continuation of which he entrusted into the hands of Gloria Excelsias, his long-term personal assistant and protégé.
Dr Stone is one of the most widely read authors in the New Age Movement and known as the world’s most trusted source for integrated Spiritual development.

Gloria Excelsias is the President of the I AM University, an educational institution with focus on Spiritual and psychological development that was founded by the late Dr Joshua David Stone in 2004 and handed over to her care and leadership in 2005, at Dr Stone’s passing. As Dr Stone’s personal assistant, close friend and protégé, she received ongoing personal training in applied transpersonal psychology and integrated ascension which would prepare her consciousness for her later service work as the University’s President. Having moved the I AM University from California to Salzburg, Austria, her native country, she is now passionately dedicated to running and evolving the I AM University as an inspired writer and speaker, placing thematic priority on Spiritual psychology, the re-integration and updating of ancient occult teachings and the overall unfoldment of human consciousness.

Some of her service projects include:

Planetary World Service:

I AM Tunes – Spiritual Audio Download Library:

I AM YOU Foundation - Charity Project:

Ascension for Beginners – 365 free articles, 25 mini-courses and 25 meditations for newcomers on the Spiritual path: