Find out:
  • What children need most from their parents.
  • Why children get angry and how to swiftly heal the upsets.
  • Exact tools you can use in raising your children to be happy, healthy, intelligent and self-confident in life.

Course Overview

The Children Course

How to raise a happy, healthy child is not something most parents are taught. In fact, many just stumble through the entire process, albeit with the best intentions. Consequently, it is all too common to find an unhappy state of affairs in families, with constant friction between parents and children.

This is not a natural state. In fact, it can be avoided entirely. L. Ron Hubbard developed many methods to bring out the best in a child—and their parents. In this course and corresponding booklet, you will read about some of these methods and discover how to raise a child without breaking his spirit, how to have a child who is willing to contribute to the family, and how to help a child quickly overcome the daily upsets and tribulations of life.

Raising children should be a joy. And can be. In fact, it can be one of the most rewarding of all human experiences. The application of Scientology principles for children can ensure that they are happy, loving and productive, and that they become valuable members of the societies in which they live.

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Course Details

Ease of Study

This course is laid out in a step-by-step manner, with a sequence of reading assignments and practical exercises.

Before you begin, you create your own personal account on the Volunteer Ministers website. Once logged in, the online program will guide you through each step of the course to full completion, with all course materials provided from within the Volunteer Ministers website.

Length of Course

6 to 7 hours. You may, however, do the course at your own pace. In other words, it is not timed. The course is our service to you, free of charge.


Booklet: Children

or The Scientology Handbook

Your course materials are also integrated within the online course. In other words, once logged on, you may read the materials from within the online course program as you do each step.

Course Completion

Upon completion of The Children Course, you will receive a certificate by e-mail.


The services of our online courses are always available to you. If at any time you need assistance with your course assignments, do not hesitate to contact your online course supervisor, whom you can reach using the “Need help?” button in your online course program.

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Success Stories

“I have taken many child development classes in college, and what have I learned from them? Nothing! And I have to say, I didn't agree with a lot of the things they taught. I hated how in college classes they looked at a child as if they were a different species. But the booklet Children says that children are smaller adults.

“This book has very helpful methods that actually work. It's a major win for me, because I work with children every day and the information in this booklet is the only book I have read about children that I actually agree with!

“I would recommend this to anyone, not just people who have children or work with children, but everyone. Just like all the L. Ron Hubbard books, they are easy to read and understand, organized, and the information is priceless.” — A.M.

“The Children Course has offered me the singular opportunity to learn about proper child training, raising a happy and healthy child, and also the countless inner abilities that children are endowed with.

“During this course, I have learned to cherish, appreciate and acknowledge the contributions of my little brother no matter how little they may be to the family. As a result, my little brother now lives in a different world, a world where he tidies up his room by himself, puts things in their right place without anyone prompting him and to my surprise offers to help me out in the kitchen.

“Moreover, I have stopped interrupting his decisions and putting strict restraints on him as to the kind of friends he should make, where he should and should not go, etc. Since then, he has grown to be the lovely kid that I had dreamed of. He does not revolt anymore because I only come in to polish some of his decisions and don’t impose mine on him. Thankfully, his desire to be a computer scientist is also on course.” — E.T.

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Why Do This Course?

Are you raising them right?

Are you concerned about your child’s health and future happiness? As a parent, are you worried you’re doing it all wrong?

Parents today are inundated with advice on bringing up children—whether from friends and family or the latest in a long succession of untried “expert” child-rearing theories. Little of it brings greater understanding of children or does much to alleviate the uncertainties of being a parent.

But there are fundamental and proven methods that help dispel the mysteries of parenthood and give every parent the tools to help their children grow up to be happy, capable and responsible.

Find out:

  • What discipline has to do with raising a child
  • How to help a child determine what he or she wants out of life
  • Simple techniques you can use to assist an injured or distressed child
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