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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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
0 comments
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
4 comments
Family Proverbs Time

Family Proverbs Time

Michael Pearl

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

December 2013
16 comments
3,000-Year-Old Child Training Book Discovered

3,000-Year-Old Child Training Book Discovered

Michael Pearl

Proverbs is the best child training book ever written.

October 2013
20 comments
The Midas Touch

The Midas Touch

Debi Pearl

Do unto others as you would have others do unto you.

October 2013
3 comments
The Roland Study

The Roland Study

Debi Pearl

Are big folks missing the budding intellectual life of our small babies?

August 2013
7 comments