Gearing Up for Homeschooling
June 19, 2018

Here are my tips for homeschooling in 2018!


Happy Kid

Six Ways Parents Destroy Their Children Without Trying

Michael Pearl

It is difficult to train up a child in the way he should go, and some very good and sincere people fail.

December 2012
A happy young child smiling

Too Young to Spank?

Michael Pearl

When is a child too young to spank? The answer is obviously dependent on your definition of the word “spank.”

June 2006

Abusive Husband

Debi Pearl

I want you to read what I must read all too often.

August 1999
Older man hauling big freshly caught fish


Debi Pearl

Men are a different sort of people that are very hard for us more emotionally-balanced females to understand. To prove this statement I would like to bring to your attention one very bad male quirk. They become obsessed with…

December 2010
Happy african american dad with little curly headed son

Spank and Save a Child

Michael Pearl

According to the research, children spanked up to the age of 6 were likely as teenagers to perform better at school and were more likely to carry out volunteer work and to want to go to college than their peers who had never been physically disciplined.

April 2010

A Wise Woman Builds Her House

Debi Pearl

A wise woman doesn’t take anything for granted. She is thankful to be loved and seeks to make herself more lovely.

April 2001
Homeschooled kids

Cloistered Homeschool Syndrome

Michael Pearl

The Foger family came to stay with us one spring about 12 years ago while they were on furlough from Mozambique.

August 2008

The Will To Dominate

Michael Pearl

The following article deals with a very important subject that we have touched on before but never discussed in detail—a child’s will to dominate. I chose this letter because it so clearly represents the many letters we receive.

August 2000
Young husband asleep on leather couch

Lazy Husbands, Hungry Kids and Hopeful Wives

Michael Pearl

Facing homelessness, a concerned mother of toddlers asks what her response should be to a husband that stays on the computer, sleeps and leaves bills unpaid. Michael Pearl examines the circumstance in light of Scripture.

February 2011

Yes! I Am Normal

Shoshanna (Pearl) Easling

Shoshanna Easling is the youngest of Mike and Debi’s children. People who balk at To Train Up a Child’s methods are often surprised when they meet this poised, confident and outgoing wife, mother and business woman.

April 2011


The Full Bear Treatment

Gabriel Pearl

Our job as parents is to raise our kids to have a joy-filled life, not a life of shame and guilt brought on by a moment of gratification for some lowlife you thought you could trust.

June 2018

Gearing Up for Homeschooling

Shalom (Pearl) Brand

Here are my tips for homeschooling in 2018!

June 2018

Observing the Process

Rebekah Rising

At four years old, my son was letting me know that he was ready to learn how to read.

June 2018

Homeschool Adventure: Playing Possum

Debi Pearl

Some years ago, Mike came home from preaching at the prison really riled up. I thought something bad must have gone down with the inmates. After he calmed down Mike told me, “I will never again ride down to the … Read more

June 2018

Training Babies

Shoshanna (Pearl) Easling

How do you raise hardworking, cheerful children who look for ways to serve those around them? It’s easy when you start on day one. The day they are born, training begins.

June 2018

Teaching Thankfulness

Michael Pearl

If children do not see the connection between what you provide and their consumption, they will not be appreciative.

June 2018

A Dip to Remember

Nathan Pearl

How does someone get to the strange and ridiculous perspective that they need not fear authority at all?

June 2018

Cell Phones, Addictions & Rage: The Bitter Truth

Megan Van Vuren

My son is a wonderful kid and a bright student. He is loving and caring… at least, he was until I took his phone away this morning.

April 2018

A Letter from Mr. Visionary

A friend of the ministry

I have come to realize that as I continue on my dream-journey with a good wife who supports me, well, God is good!

April 2018

The Nature of Man and Woman

Beth Determan

Learning to trust my husband was the beginning. Letting him lead, hearing the words come out of my mouth, “I fully, 100% trust you with my family, with the decisions that need to be made, with however you feel like we should do,” was giving him back his manhood.

April 2018