(Minghui.org) Despite the many bad temptations in today's society, my son remains pure and innocent due to his practice of Falun Gong. I don't have to worry about him falling in love at his tender age or wasting time at Internet cafes. He knows self-discipline according to Falun Gong's cultivation principles of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance. He strives to be a good student and a good son. I thank Falun Gong repeatedly for forging my son into such a good boy. I am truly overcome with joy and happiness.

We all face many different situations in life. Sometimes one single precious decision will bring about unanticipated changes. I am genuinely thankful to a decision I made many years ago to practice Falun Gong. I used to be a single mother that people pitied. Now I have so much joy and happiness that I would like to share.

It was in the spring of 1995 that I started practicing Falun Gong. To this day, I still remember how excited I was when I read Zhuan Falun [the main text of Falun Gong] for the very first time. Since then, Falun Gong's cultivation principles of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance have solved many problems in my life.

When my son was ten, I introduced him to Falun Gong. Mothers always want to give the best to their children; I am no exception. What can be more important than introducing the principles of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance to my son? A positive ideology will benefit my child for a lifetime, even more than wealth. There are so many things I would like to share, but I will share only the highlights.

My Son Is My Support Team

My son is 14 years old, at the so-called "rebellious stage." People say teenagers are a challenge, but I have never had any problems. Since he started practicing Falun Gong, my son has become very calm, thoughtful, and grounded. He even teaches me a thing or two at times.

Once I bickered with my mother when my temper got the better of me. Grievance drove me to tears. When my son saw me in tears after he returned home from school, he asked out of concern, "Mom, would you like to talk to me about anything that upset you?" As though a dam had been broken, I reeled off a list of complaints about my mother. He listened in silence and did not interrupt me. When I finished, he said slowly, "Mom, do you remember what Teacher said about seeking inward for areas of improvement in all circumstances? Isn't this a great opportunity for you to upgrade your xinxing? Grandmother is old. You should not hold grudges against her. Aren't we supposed to have compassion?" I looked up at my son's solemn expression. This "adolescent" had put me to shame! With such a wonderful son, how could I not strive to become a better person?

Of course, my son has faced some unpleasant situations in life and has needed my help and encouragement. Every weekend he is asked to visit his fraternal grandparents. They are old and adore him, but my son does not find these visits enjoyable. It was something for him to "endure." He said, "Grandpa pulls the same routine every time. I am really bored with them. Why must I spent every weekend with them? Why can't I stay home doing things I like?" Looking at my frowning son, I explained to him, "A cultivator must be thoughtful of others at all times. A cultivator must think of others' feelings at all times, not to mention those of your grandparents. Are you kind enough to them?" He fell silent. Since then, he has visited his fraternal grandparents without my having to remind him. His grandfather even said, "My oldest grandson is the most respectful and dutiful! He is mature and obliging!"

There are many such stories. My son and I support each other with the teachings of Falun Gong. All the troubles we have faced have been resolved benevolently. My son, who is supposedly at a rebellious stage, is not rebellious at all. Instead, he has been my support team and a shoulder to rely on. My son and I have developed a strong bond that many envy.

Admitted to Graduate School without Finishing High School

I work at a college. In order to further my education, I took an entrance exam and was admitted to a graduate school in foreign languages in 2010. Those who know my background well know that I did not even finish high school. I did two years at a short-term college, but I thought of myself as only a middle-school graduate. The news that I was admitted to a graduate school was a shock to my colleagues. People said it was "incredible." I once overheard the chairman of the human resources department at my college say to his colleagues, "For a blue-collar worker to get into a graduate school, the person has to be really tenacious." I myself think it was a miracle created by Falun Gong.

The Buddha Law knows no bound. It is because of Falun Gong that I have been able to focus on tasks at hand, instead of pursuing a goal out of sheer desire. To relieve my jitters, I kept reciting "Falun Gong is good" and reciting Teacher's articles on exam day. Because I had to juggle work and family, I had very little time to prepare for the exam. I tried my best to review the subjects, but I did not have much confidence. Those who practice Falun Gong know that it brings blessing to its practitioners; my admission to graduate school has validated this as true. It is because of Falun Gong that I am calm and wise.

My son is proof that Falun Gong expands one's wisdom. Next year he will take the high school entrance exam. There is a lot of studying he has to do and many tasks for kids his age. In order to ace the exam, almost every parent enrolls his or her child in the after-school intensive program to enhance their academic performance. My son, however, did not take any extra lessons except an English class every weekend. He follows the teachings of Falun Gong, so he knows his responsibility without any nagging from me.

My son stays at the top of his class. He also plays the piano well. Three years ago he won a golden award at a national piano competition. Many parents have asked me for my secrets to rearing my son, and I always tell them it is Falun Gong that has given my son his talent and intelligence.

My dear friends, we all know that we should only share what we have experienced to be true. It would be unwise to regard the hate propaganda that the Chinese Communist Party has directed against Falun Gong as true. If you are willing to listen, each and every Falun Gong practitioner will be glad to share the most touching stories he or she has experienced from the start of their practice. Please do not fall prey to the Chinese Communist Party's lies about Falun Gong. I hope that you will someday know the joy and happiness that my son and I have experienced once you understand and accept the truth about Falun Gong.

From the Call for Submissions to Commemorate the Twentieth Anniversary of Falun Dafa’s Introduction