Sunday, July 29, 2007

Avoiding Teenager "Disorder"

I suppose you could consider being a teenager as a disorder (marked by rebellion, doing things that are harmful or dangerous for fun, avoiding authority figures like parents and teachers and only caring about what their friends think of them). But giving it a name doesn't do anything to fix the symptoms or prevent the damage.

Sure they'll "get over it" eventually. That is, unless they get themselves into serious trouble in the meantime.

Ironic, isn't it, that about the time kids are most in need of parents' advice they find it hardest to talk to them?

As adolescents and teens start feeling the pressure from friends and media to be "cool" they do things they know they don't want their folks to find out about. And this starts the wedge that drives the relationship apart.

Once that starts, parents who really want to help their kids are up against a lot. But what if was "cool" to honor help your parents?

Just this one precept from The Way to Happiness by L. Ron Hubbard could go a long way to helping kids avoid getting into trouble or minimally doing things set will them back, like drugs, crime, slacking off or dropping out of school.

Click here to view other Public Service Announcements

These video clips on The Way to Happiness web site are public service announcements produced by the Church of Scientology International, and released three weeks ago by David Miscavige, Chairman of the Board of Religious Technology Center (ecclesiastical leader of the Scientology religion).

You can download them onto your blog.

Unhappy about the state of things? You can do something to change it by promoting these PSAs.

Check it out the PSA, and go here to copy the code onto your blog, or email it to your friends.

A good, stable adult with love and tolerance in his heart is about the best therapy a child can have.~~~L. Ron Hubbard, founder of the Scientology religion

Tuesday, July 03, 2007

Scientology Church Fights Drug Abuse

This story out of Cincinnati is just one of hundreds that occurred last week in Scientology churches around the world. Scientologists are passionate about helping people avoid the tragedy of addiction. This story appeared in the Cincinnati Enquirer.

The local Scientology Church, 215 W. Fourth St. downtown, joined the United Nations International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking on Monday by holding a drug education and activities day.

Adam Espayev, 10, a youth "Drug-Free Marshal" who lives downtown, swore in three new drug-free marshals.

Drug-Free Marshals are youngsters who take a 12-point pledge to stay drug-free and educate others about the benefits of leading a drug-free life, said Thalia Ghiglia, Director of Public and Community Affairs of the church.

The kids also visited the Cincinnati Fire Station at Central Avenue and Fifth Street and swore in several firefighters as Drug-Free Marshals.

The date was chosen by the 93rd plenary meeting of the United Nations General Assembly to express its determination to strengthen action and cooperation at the regional, national and international levels toward the goal of an international society free of drug abuse.

"This program is completely in alignment with the objectives of our anti-drug campaign, 'Say no to drugs, say yes to life,' " said Ghiglia.

For more information about the program, call Ghiglia at 513-238-6063

A good, stable adult with love and tolerance in his heart is about the best therapy a child can have.~~~L. Ron Hubbard, founder of the Scientology religion