How Early Should I...

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At what age should I start disciplining my children? At what age should I start homeschooling? At what age should I begin teaching my children to work? You must start training your children one year before their first birthday, because if you don’t, they will be trained without your input. A sapling grows the way you bend it. But if you don’t bend it, it will grow and take shape just the same, though not as you would have it. It will be shaped by the prevailing winds, which, you can be sure, never blow in the right direction. From… Read More
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A Generation Later

Michael Pearl

Kids are made of rubber. They bounce back if we don’t get frustrated and throw them away.

August 2012
6 comments

The Confidence to Try

Michael Pearl

One of the greatest disservices we can ever do to our children is to blunt their need to try.

August 2012
1 comment

Respecting Your Little Ones

Michael Pearl

Be careful to never betray their trust, to never be the source of consternation or fear.

August 2012
1 comment

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