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Too Young to Spank?

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When is a child too young to spank? The answer is obviously dependent on your definition of the word “spank.” Some parents practice spanking in a manner that is inappropriate for any child at any age. They strike out in anger and seek to punish the child for the offense the bad behavior has caused them. This is unacceptable at any age, but it is especially egregious when directed at very young and immature children. Spanking at any age should only be administered by those who have a proper philosophy of spanking and are not emotionally-driven. Our booklet Biblical Chastisement thoroughly ... Read More
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Jeremiah and Penelope

Jeremiah and Penelope

Michael Pearl

Eight-year-old Jeremiah was being impatient with his four-year-old sister, Penelope, and talking to her like she was stupid. I said, “Jeremiah, you are being impatient and rude to your sister. When people do or say dumb things, and we feel … Read more

December 2014
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Family Fountain

Family Fountain

Michael Pearl

Neglect is the most common form of abuse. Good “Christian” parents who would never consider being physically abusive to their children sometimes produce broken little souls who grow up to be misfits in society, all because of neglect. Neglect can … Read more

December 2014
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training starts at birth photo

Training Starts at Birth

Shalom (Pearl) Brand

Every parent trains their children. They train them to scream and pitch fits, or they train them to be sweet and obedient, but the child is trained either way.

August 2014
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Life Homeschooling

Life Homeschooling

Shoshanna (Pearl) Easling

Growing up, homeschooling was our way of life. It was part of every job, every fishing trip, and everything we did as a family. Most of the time we did not realize that we were learning.

June 2014
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A Balanced Child

Three Types of Children, Part 4: A Balanced Child

Shalom (Pearl) Brand

In previous issues I have discussed the three natures of a child: the Prophet/Visionary type, the Priestly/Steady type, and the Kingly/Command type of child. Each type has its strengths and its weaknesses.

June 2014
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Three Types of Children, Part 3: Building Confidence

Three Types of Children, Part 3: Building Confidence (Steady/Servant Type)

Shalom (Pearl) Brand

In part 3 of her series on raising the three types of children, Shalom talks about how building confidence in your laid-back, steady child is an everyday job—to let them accomplish something, to overcome, and to be victorious!

April 2014
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Who Defines Your Children?

Who Defines Your Children?

Michael Pearl

Children see their reflection in the eyes of others. They gaze into the mirror of eyes that love or judge, blame or cherish, or that show delight. The developing child then says, “So that is who I am.”

April 2014
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Three Types of Children, Part 2: Kisses and Tickles (Visionary/Dreamer Type)

Three Types of Children, Part 2: Kisses and Tickles (Visionary/Dreamer Type)

Shalom (Pearl) Brand

What can we do as parents to encourage our visionary/dreamer type kids? Face the fact that they are different. They don’t always follow the status quo. Let them dream, but direct the dreams.

February 2014
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Children's Personality Types

Children’s Personality Types, Part 1

Shalom (Pearl) Brand

Each of my children has a unique personality. Gracie, my nine-year-old and firstborn daughter, is strong, confident, and sure of herself. She is a go-to-girl type. She has an unwavering faith in what she believes.

December 2013
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Then and Now: Reinforcements Coming

Then and Now: Reinforcements Coming and You Are that Mighty Army

Rebekah (Pearl) Anast and Debi Pearl

There is a mighty army Being trained to stand and fight, A battlefield of soldiers Learning what is right… You are that mighty army, We’ve watched you being trained; You’ve been given God’s glorious armor, Now go in Jesus’ name.

December 2013
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