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Six Ways Parents Destroy...

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God promises, “Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it” (Proverbs 22:6). Parents, who see one of their children hit the fan, often have a hard time appreciating this verse. In fact, as the homeschool movement ages there are more and more parents claiming the verse does not mean what it says, because it didn’t hold true in their experience. Here are just a few of the reasons a child is lost to the world and how parents caused it to happen without even trying. I say… Read More
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Adoption is a Redemption Story

Wanda Kinsinger

Adoption is a redemption story. It is a reflection of our own adoption into God’s family. When we can relate with our adopted children regarding our own adoption in Christ, we come to better understand what God desires for us … Read more

August 2020
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Interacting With Your Children

Michael Pearl and Debi Pearl

It is easy to recognize when a child has had significant interaction with his parents. His eyes are bright and alive with the pleasure of everything happening around him. He is always “in the way,” not wanting to be left … Read more

August 2020
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Birthday Toolbox

Michael Pearl

Yesterday I saw child training at its best. The fact that it was my own son-in-law training my favorite grandkid amplifies the pleasure. For his third birthday, Lincoln received a toolbox—a real toolbox that any man would covet, one that … Read more

August 2020
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Encouraging the Adventurer in Your Son

Sharee Moore

I always LISTEN when my boys play together, but I don’t always watch. That mom gene can kick in and I’ll find myself correcting or interrupting their play because it doesn’t look “safe.” My heart likes to run, jostle in … Read more

August 2020
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Hammering Home a Truth

Michael Pearl

When you train a boy to use a hammer, when he is old he will know how to use a hammer. After 49 years of child training and 30 years of teaching others, I can testify to the absolute truth … Read more

June 2020
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Being a Grandparent

Michael Pearl

You thought you were done with the responsibilities of raising kids, but no. Your role has changed, but it is as important as ever. You have graduated to be a “super parent,” also called a grand parent, meaning “higher rank.” … Read more

June 2020
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The Gift of Work

Wanda Kinsinger

By Wanda Kinsinger My children began helping around the house long before it was work to them. Every young child wants to do what their mommy is doing, but not every mother will let them do it until they are … Read more

June 2020
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7 Important Things to Know in Raising Children

Michael Pearl and Debi Pearl

1. Make time for them. Children are like plants. They need attention and direction every day. I plant a garden every year, and about half of the time I wait too long to stake my tomatoes. A small plant doesn’t … Read more

February 2020
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Required Reading

Karen Sargent

The devil who wanted my kids in 1980 still wants yours today; he’s just keeping up with technology better than you are. It is not enough to shield your children from the dangers that are out there; we must teach them to guard their own hearts.

February 2020
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Bossy Boys and Independent Girls

Shalom (Pearl) Brand

When raising a son or daughter who has a gift for leadership, it is so much fun to guide their commanding personality. So let’s talk tips for raising these strong, confident, and—at times—trying children.

October 2019
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