Mother comforting her child

Emotional Manipulators

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Just this week, a family was visiting us in the herb garden while their children played in the yard. The four-year-old girl seemed to be pouty and moody. For a while, she just watched the other children having fun, but didn’t participate. She was the smallest and often couldn’t keep up. After a time, making an attempt to chase after the others, she fell on the thick carpet of grass. She immediately began to scream as if the goat were eating her favorite hat. At the same time, she was doing a stumbling, “pitiful” run to her mother. “Poor child.”… Read More
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Blessing of the Lord

Shalom (Pearl) Brand

My dad saw himself getting busier and busier, and he wanted more for his family, and “more” wasn’t material things.

June 2012
4 comments

Preparing Kids to Soar

Karen Sargent

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

June 2012
1 comment

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
9 comments
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
Nuts and Nurturing

Nuts & Nurturing

Michael Pearl

Children love to be involved.

February 2012
3 comments
The Responsiblity Train

The Responsibility Train

Shalom (Pearl) Brand

He is quite happy being a part of the family train, and we are so happy to see him moving up in position.

February 2012
4 comments
Be a Door Opener, Not a Door Shutter

Be a Door Opener, Not a Door Shutter

Michael Pearl

Think of ways to open doors of delight and you will not have as many occasions to say no to their naughtiness.

February 2012
7 comments