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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We Went West and Came Back Rejoicing

Michael Pearl

Everywhere we went it felt like a reunion. We met so many absolutely delightful Saints of God.

October 2004
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Wanted: An Apple Tree Like Me

Rebekah Rising

I believe the most convincing evidence of the truth of the gospel of Christ is to let your children see you speaking it to friends, neighbors, and absolute strangers.

October 2004
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My Son, My Brother

Rebekah Rising

When my three-year-old is especially pleased with me, due to some exciting homeschool project, favorite meal, or a really fun time, he pats me fondly and says, “Mom, you’re a good woman.”

August 2004
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Training Boys

Michael Pearl

I am often asked how to raise boys. It has been so long since my boys were 12 and 14 that I had forgotten much of what we did, but because we have the Russian boys back with us this summer, relating to them again has refreshed my memory considerably.

June 2004
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Homeschool Kid—Sing My Song

Rebekah Rising

Small children love to be identified, “you’re a carpenter, you fixed my chair!” or “those are good brownies, you’re our little cook.”

June 2004
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The Measure of a Man…

Rebekah Rising

…is always changing! When we were growing up at the Pearl house, there was an interior section of the hall wall that was never repainted, no matter how grubby, stained, or dented it became.

April 2004
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Are We There Yet?

Rebekah Rising

-Acquiring Tools for Life
Every time you receive a newsletter, you sit down and read it. You’ve followed Mike Pearl’s advice and trained your children to obey and work hard. They’re not perfect “yet,” but your family is happy, and you are satisfied…well, almost.

April 2004
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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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