The Folly of Fairness

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By the time your children are ten to twelve years old, they should have developed the wisdom and skills necessary for good parenting. For several months now, our twelve-year-old daughter Shoshanna has been insisting that we address an issue that is disturbing to her. She finds this to be the most common problem of the small children she baby-sits. She sees the same traits in many of her own peers. She says, “Daddy, write and tell them that life is not fair.” There is a universal tendency to try to make life fair. “You had your turn, now it is… Read More
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Nuts and Nurturing

Nuts & Nurturing

Michael Pearl

Children love to be involved.

February 2012
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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
6 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
Knittin’ Nate

Knittin’ Nate

Debi Pearl

“But he is MY son, and he is knitting; who taught my son to knit?”

January 2012
5 comments
Confessions of a Spanking Mom

Confessions of a Spanking Mom

Chasity Akiki

“Mom, do you want me to take the baby?” “Dad, I made your coffee.” “Mom, I’ll get the younger kids’ lunch.” “Dad, we cleaned your car.” “Mom, I made you some lemonade.”

January 2012
15 comments
Young boy's face with stubborn expression

Taming The Tyrant

Michael Pearl

Excerpt from the unpublished book, Traditional Child Training Made Easy.

November 2011
8 comments
Little girl seated, looking down at her feet

Be Careful Little Feet Where You Go

Debi Pearl

Nathan Pearl reflects on the impact childhood experiences have on a person’s perception of right and wrong. An encouragement for parents to carefully guide the steps of their little ones.

October 2011
6 comments
Flowers

The Flower House

Shalom (Pearl) Brand

A little patient parental flexibility can go a long way towards encouraging the creativity of children. Learn about Shalom’s girlhood flower houses and pretend meals served to her loving parents.

October 2011
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Mother and daughter doing the dishes together.

Organize and Manage

Michael Pearl

Avoiding child training can result in frustrated parents and children who are hurtling towards dangerous circumstances. Mike discusses the benefits of consistent, loving child training.

October 2011
34 comments

Parenting is an Art Form

Michael Pearl

Training is not the only thing that children need from their parents. They need an investment that feeds the soul. The deft application of these truths is nothing less than an art form.

August 2011
13 comments