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Too Young to Spank?

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When is a child too young to spank? The answer is obviously dependent on your definition of the word “spank.” Some parents practice spanking in a manner that is inappropriate for any child at any age. They strike out in anger and seek to punish the child for the offense the bad behavior has caused them. This is unacceptable at any age, but it is especially egregious when directed at very young and immature children. Spanking at any age should only be administered by those who have a proper philosophy of spanking and are not emotionally-driven. Our booklet Biblical Chastisement… Read More
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Spank and Save a Child

Michael Pearl

According to the research, children spanked up to the age of 6 were likely as teenagers to perform better at school and were more likely to carry out volunteer work and to want to go to college than their peers who had never been physically disciplined.

April 2010
88 comments
Angry protesting little boy wearing newspaper hat

Child Training Marathon Revisited and Updated

Michael Pearl

Fifteen years ago, when Deb and I were much younger, a homeschooling family invited us to stay with them for an entire week to critique their child training methods. We had several seminars scheduled for that week, all within a 100-mile radius of their home, so we accepted the challenge, knowing it would be a learning experience for us, as well.

October 2009
46 comments
A happy young child smiling

Too Young to Spank?

Michael Pearl

When is a child too young to spank? The answer is obviously dependent on your definition of the word “spank.”

June 2006
102 comments

The Folks in England Are Talking About Us

Debi Pearl

The good folks from The Old School House magazine planned a speaking tour to England this spring…

April 2006
3 comments

Our Own Set of Possessed Damsels

Debi Pearl

For the last year or so, we have had a group of about eight working overtime trying to disrupt our ministry.

February 2005
4 comments

Spanking a 7-Month-Old?

Michael Pearl

…Is it right to spank a 7-month-old for crying when put down for bed? I grew up with just ignoring the child, thus training them that they will not get their way. My husband wants it to stop all together…

June 2003
27 comments

The Challenge

Michael Pearl

There was a time when somewhere in every large city there was a dirty building, dimly lit, tucked back where decent folks would never go. Nearby was a liquor store and a cheap motel that rented rooms by the hour.

April 2002
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A Wise, Older Couple is Troubled at What They Saw

Debi Pearl

Dear Pearls, We recently visited a family who follow your teachings to a “T.” The children are very well behaved. But I wondered if you’ve ever had anyone overdo it?

April 2002
18 comments

Questions Answered

Michael Pearl

Dear Michael and Debi Pearl,
I am a young mom with four small children (ages 5 and under.) I am still learning so much as I have been a selfish mom and wife in the past.

April 2000
10 comments

How Early Should I Start Training?

Michael Pearl

At what age should I start disciplining my children?
At what age should I start homeschooling?
At what age should I begin teaching my children to work?

February 2000
60 comments