Instilling Initiative in Our...

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A question we are often asked is, “How do we teach our children to be industrious/assume responsibility/do their duty/be independent/have initiative, etc.?” Having successfully gone through this phase in raising our children, the question that is of more concern to me is this: how do we bring parents to the place where they see the need to instill these qualities in their children? Most parents take too much for granted. I have known several people who purchased a new lawn mower or generator and, assuming it was ready to run, cranked it up and promptly burnt it up, not knowing… Read More

Preparing Kids to Soar

Karen Sargent

Like the little bird, they must be personally involved in the living of life.

June 2012
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Passing the Torch

Shalom (Pearl) Brand

We asked our kids to list a few things we had taught them that they knew they wanted to pass on to their children. Here’s what three of them said.

June 2012
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Greater Expectations

Debi Pearl

Knowledge—real, firsthand knowledge that says “I know because I experienced that” —imparts power and confidence and a greater desire to learn and share.

June 2012
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Pacification Parenting

Pacification Parenting

Michael Pearl

Accepting the sacrifices of duty and self control is a slow process done in increments, like learning to walk on sharp rocks.

April 2012
16 comments
Have the Steeles stopped homeschooling?

Shock: Have the Steeles stopped homeschooling?!

Joshua Steele

The vision and power of homeschooling is about parents taking responsibility for directing both the character training and academic development of their children.

April 2012
5 comments
Mother and children flying a kite

Yes Daddies and Amen Mamas

Michael Pearl

You cannot be the No Daddy; you must be the Go Daddy. Don’t just fence him off from evil influences; open the door to a world that is more exciting and promising than anything the world has to offer.

March 2012
2 comments
Training Toddlers

Training Toddlers

Leah Spina

Training toddlers can be exhausting, but the present and future rewards are worth it!

March 2012
14 comments
Leaving and Cleaving

Leaving and Cleaving

Michael Pearl

Dear Pearls, I have struggled to have a relationship with my mother-in-law since I met her. She tends to be manipulative, unkind, and judgmental.

February 2012
15 comments
In the News

In the News

Debi Pearl

You will never know how difficult it has been on the old boy … and he did it for you!

February 2012
44 comments
Nuts and Nurturing

Nuts & Nurturing

Michael Pearl

Children love to be involved.

February 2012
3 comments