3-Year-Old Screamer

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A reader asks: “My three-year-old daughter often screams when she is aggravated by the other children or when she doesn’t get her way. Is this normal? Will she grow out of it?” It is average, but not normal. She will grow out of the screaming, but it will be replaced by equally ugly adult responses to not getting her way. It is an easy habit to break. When she starts screaming, before you find out who is at fault, without saying a word, go straight to the switch. Spank her where she stands, and then inquire concerning the problem. Explain… Read More
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One Size Fits All?

Michael Pearl

Not all children can be trained equally with the same techniques.

February 2004
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The Two-brained Kid

Michael Pearl

Just the other day, I heard an old mule trainer make one of the wisest statements about child training that I have ever heard.

February 2004
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Another Generation

Michael Pearl

Just the other day, Deb discovered the article “Of Utmost Concern,” written 9 years ago, back when we first started the No Greater Joy publication. When she read it to me, she wept with joy and thanks-giving, and, I must admit, I teared up, too. None of our children were married then.

February 2004
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Child Labor

Rebekah Rising

Dad always had a mischievous habit of asking visiting children (of all ages) a question: “Hey little man, what do you do for a living?”

February 2004
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Jealous of Daddy

Debi Pearl

Dear Pearls,
My second son has always been a tender, loving child who really loves his mama. Lately he has almost been what appears to be jealous of his daddy’s affection toward me.

December 2003
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Give Me Liberty

Rebekah Rising

Back in the mid to late 70s, I was still a skinny little girl with ratty braids and huge eyes. My parents were on the cutting edge of the homeschool movement, and being the oldest of five children, I was the experimental guinea pig.

December 2003
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Your Authority Voice

Michael Pearl

Do you have an authority voice? How is it different from your regular voice? What are your children hearing? Do you command respect when you give orders, or do you whine out your “requests”? Does your child know when she is hearing an ultimatum?

October 2003
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Safeguarding Your Children

Rebekah Rising and Gabriel Anast

Dad’s reaction and openness about sin, and God’s hatred of sin gave us assurance in dealing with the world when Dad wasn’t around.

August 2003
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Low Self-Esteem

Michael Pearl

My 9-year-old son has low self-esteem. He expects too much of himself. He feels rejected. We have never talked down to him, although there have been others who have expressed that they did not want him around.

June 2003
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Different Techniques to Control Parents

Michael Pearl

…Children (as well as adults) throw fits as a means of controlling the actions of others. Your daughter screams and runs away because it works in reducing the pain…

June 2003
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