Children Who Talk to Angels

Written by Skye Thomas

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* Make your child stop so they'll be 'normal' and fit in with everyone else. This is typically done by ridicule, punishment, or logically telling them that what they are experiencing is not real. Telling them it's not real and isn't happening is a polite form of ridicule.

* Makerepparttar child into your personal miracle. Have them show off for everyone you know by channeling grandpa Joe for you, your friends, and family. This will make them feel like a side show freak. This approach could quite possibly backfire on you by making your child quit talking with angels altogether. It can also make them embrace a sense of self who is freakish, causingrepparttar 122297 child to become a really weird and spooky personality type who doesn't fit in with anyone anywhere.

* Behave as if it's perfectly normal to talk with those who have passed over torepparttar 122298 other side and act as though it's simply another form of communication and/or prayer. Explain to them that there's nothing wrong with them. However, you should probably warn them, as they get older that there are frightened uneducated people who will not like it. They will need to learn when isrepparttar 122299 proper (safe) time and place to discuss such things and with whom. By not making a huge big deal of it, you help them to feel like it's simply a natural part of life. I personally would not want to deny my child such a direct link torepparttar 122300 heavens. My overall recommendation is to research psychic children and imaginary playmates. You can find support groups of other parents and professionals who are addressing this topic. They would have more concrete research and data for you. Whether your child has created an imaginary playmate to entertain themselves, is really psychic, is just trying to get some attention, or is having emotional problems, they were given to you to care for. No matter what your belief system, it's your job to protect your child and make sure they grow up as balanced and sacred as possible. The most important thing is that you both continue being honest and loving towards each other. Be kind and most things will turn out forrepparttar 122301 best.

Copyright 2004, Skye Thomas, Tomorrow's Edge

Skye Thomas began writing books and articles with an everyday practical approach to life in 1999 after twenty years of studying spirituality, metaphysics, astrology, personal growth, motivation, and parenting. After years of high heels and business clothes, she is currently enjoying working from home in her pajamas. Go to to read more of her articles and to get a free preview of one of her books.

The Function of Philosophy

Written by Peter M.K. Chan

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There are two general requirements that any adequate theory must attempt to meet. They are comprehensiveness and coherence. Comprehensiveness requires that all known facts must be taken into account. Coherence requires that such accounts should be systematically consistent. But givenrepparttar progressive character of human knowledge, these are tall orders that no theory is likely to fulfill on a permanent basis. What is considered adequate is always relative torepparttar 122296 knowledge context and intellectual climate ofrepparttar 122297 time. Any theory that falls short in any of these respects will sooner rather than later be relegated. The history of thought is littered with many once consideredrepparttar 122298 most comprehensive and coherent of explanations. This is true of philosophy as it is of science. History has shown that inrepparttar 122299 shifting sand of knowledge and interpretation, even a relatively adequate theory of human reality is difficult to come by. This is why there have not been many who are able to dictaterepparttar 122300 course of theoretical thought for hundreds of years. And if history is any guide, even these must inrepparttar 122301 end also come to grief.

Looking back, it must be said that failure notwithstanding,repparttar 122302 dominant philosophy of an era is representative ofrepparttar 122303 metaphysical mentality of its time. It incorporates whatrepparttar 122304 era deems to be matters of fact as well as what it does not really know. For this reason, evaluation ofrepparttar 122305 past should always be accompanied by an appreciation for its knowledge and conceptual constraints. No generation should fall prey torepparttar 122306 illusion that it has theorized or philosophized any better than its predecessors. Criticism fromrepparttar 122307 benefit of hindsight alone is cheap. It is important to know where others were right and why they were right. It is just as important to understand where others had erred and why they had erred. What was it that made people reasonedrepparttar 122308 way they did? Given what they then knew andrepparttar 122309 conceptual bias they had, could they have thought otherwise? How could their theories be improved upon inrepparttar 122310 light of what we now know? To answer such questions isrepparttar 122311 basic function of philosophy. As understood by its ancient founders, philosophy meansrepparttar 122312 love of wisdom. It is not onlyrepparttar 122313 desire to understand what isrepparttar 122314 case and how it isrepparttar 122315 case. It is alsorepparttar 122316 desire to understand what is notrepparttar 122317 case, and why it could not possibly berepparttar 122318 case. The former leads to knowledge,repparttar 122319 latter to wisdom. A non-reflective life, as Socrates once said, is not worth living.

Author: Peter M.K. Chan

The strange neighborhood of truth is always less comfortable thanrepparttar 122320 familiar circles of falsehood PMKC. ========================================================================

Author of book titled The Mystery of Mind - a systematic and critical introduction to the philosophy of mind.

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