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 mine.” ... Read More
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Of Utmost Concern

Michael Pearl

How can it be called success if your children turn out to be part of the world’s problem rather than its cure?

May 1995
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Twinkie Twerp

Michael Pearl

My wife was standing in a yard talking to the young mother of a seven-year-old boy and two girls. The girls are fairly obedient and even tempered. But the boy…

May 1995
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Mother comforting her child

Emotional Manipulators

Michael Pearl

What irritates the mother about her child is actually a developing character flaw in the child.

May 1995
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What Age?

Michael Pearl

Because some children are ready to begin learning to read at the age of four to six, it has been accepted as the time to start all children.

April 1995
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