Instilling Initiative in Our...

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A question we are often asked is, “How do we teach our children to be industrious/assume responsibility/do their duty/be independent/have initiative, etc.?” Having successfully gone through this phase in raising our children, the question that is of more concern to me is this: how do we bring parents to the place where they see the need to instill these qualities in their children? Most parents take too much for granted. I have known several people who purchased a new lawn mower or generator and, assuming it was ready to run, cranked it up and promptly burnt it up, not knowing… Read More
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Training Starts at Birth

Shalom (Pearl) Brand

Every parent trains their children. They train them to scream and pitch fits, or they train them to be sweet and obedient, but the child is trained either way.

August 2014
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Life Homeschooling

Life Homeschooling

Shoshanna (Pearl) Easling

Growing up, homeschooling was our way of life. It was part of every job, every fishing trip, and everything we did as a family. Most of the time we did not realize that we were learning.

June 2014
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A Balanced Child

Three Types of Children, Part 4: A Balanced Child

Shalom (Pearl) Brand

In previous issues I have discussed the three natures of a child: the Prophet/Visionary type, the Priestly/Steady type, and the Kingly/Command type of child. Each type has its strengths and its weaknesses.

June 2014
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Three Types of Children, Part 3: Building Confidence

Three Types of Children, Part 3: Building Confidence (Steady/Servant Type)

Shalom (Pearl) Brand

In part 3 of her series on raising the three types of children, Shalom talks about how building confidence in your laid-back, steady child is an everyday job—to let them accomplish something, to overcome, and to be victorious!

April 2014
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Who Defines Your Children?

Who Defines Your Children?

Michael Pearl

Children see their reflection in the eyes of others. They gaze into the mirror of eyes that love or judge, blame or cherish, or that show delight. The developing child then says, “So that is who I am.”

April 2014
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Three Types of Children, Part 2: Kisses and Tickles (Visionary/Dreamer Type)

Three Types of Children, Part 2: Kisses and Tickles (Visionary/Dreamer Type)

Shalom (Pearl) Brand

What can we do as parents to encourage our visionary/dreamer type kids? Face the fact that they are different. They don’t always follow the status quo. Let them dream, but direct the dreams.

February 2014
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The Brilliant Idiot

The Brilliant Idiot: A Book Review

Debi Pearl

It is important to understand that the learning deficit is not a learning disability; it is a teaching disability. Let your “brilliant idiot” learn in his or her own way.

February 2014
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Crazy Cattle

Crazy Cattle

Michael Pearl

I have thirteen head of cattle in my front field, most of them just young calves recently acquired from auctions. For the past three days, several of them have gotten out every day.

December 2013
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Children's Personality Types

Children’s Personality Types, Part 1

Shalom (Pearl) Brand

Each of my children has a unique personality. Gracie, my nine-year-old and firstborn daughter, is strong, confident, and sure of herself. She is a go-to-girl type. She has an unwavering faith in what she believes.

December 2013
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Family Proverbs Time

Family Proverbs Time

Michael Pearl

Wisdom is the principle thing. Start your own Family Proverbs Time!

December 2013
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