Silly Boys

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A silly boy is disgusting and repulsive, because he is the antithesis of all that is attractive in a male. There is no age at which silliness is normal. It is in all circumstances inappropriate. How many times have you heard people say it, “Don’t be silly”? All of my readers could mimic the tone at which it is always uttered—a hurried, dismissive, embarrassment, carrying a presumption that it is out of place and most unbecoming. Almost every boy will get silly from time to time. Mine did. Thankfully, it was passing, and not characteristic of them as a whole.… Read More
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The Boys of Boston Shall Lead Us

Debi Pearl

Through a study done in the 1970s, we learned the single most determining factor in how to have a happy life.

February 2019
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Raising Boys Who Raise Cain

Michael Pearl

My sons both have streaks of Command Man in them and have recently begun to assert themselves, and the conflict has resulted in them having bad attitudes. Where do I draw the line between raising a young man with King-type personality traits and excusing an overly dominant son without proper respect for authority?

October 2018
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Who’s The Man?

Gabriel Pearl

There’s an aura that can’t be touched or seen that makes a father appear the most powerful, smartest, fastest, and wisest person on the earth.

August 2008
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Michael Update

Michael Pearl

Thanks for all the notes and letters. I feel like I have fully recovered from my heart attack. It took about three to four months to return to normal.

June 2008
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Little Men

Michael Pearl

You want him to be a part of your team but you do not want to be part of his.

June 2008
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Silly Boys

Michael Pearl

Perpetually silly boys are an embarrassment to their fathers and a shame to their mothers; moreover, they are the public proof of a father’s neglect and a mother’s indulgence.

June 2008
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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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In Defense of Boys—Again

Michael Pearl

You are not alone. We have received several letters from confused readers. However, for every confused reader there were ten who found solace in knowing their boys didn’t have a Hyper Horrible disorder.

July 1997
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