Mother comforting her child

Emotional Manipulators

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Just this week, a family was visiting us in the herb garden while their children played in the yard. The four-year-old girl seemed to be pouty and moody. For a while, she just watched the other children having fun, but didn’t participate. She was the smallest and often couldn’t keep up. After a time, making an attempt to chase after the others, she fell on the thick carpet of grass. She immediately began to scream as if the goat were eating her favorite hat. At the same time, she was doing a stumbling, “pitiful” run to her mother. “Poor child.”… Read More
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Pacification Parenting

Pacification Parenting

Michael Pearl

Accepting the sacrifices of duty and self control is a slow process done in increments, like learning to walk on sharp rocks.

April 2012
16 comments

Different Techniques to Control Parents

Michael Pearl

…Children (as well as adults) throw fits as a means of controlling the actions of others. Your daughter screams and runs away because it works in reducing the pain…

June 2003
3 comments

The Return of the Volleyball Bawler

Michael Pearl

As I sat on the sidelines of the volleyball court, I observed a good example of child training.

December 1997
9 comments

The Power of the Media

Michael Pearl

If you come to the Church which is at Cane Creek, and maybe hang around the volleyball court with your children, then you are eventually going to become the “star,” disreputable or otherwise, of one of our newsletter articles.

February 1997
1 comment

The Volley Ball Bawler

Michael Pearl

As the father left the volley ball court headed for the house, his little four-year-old daughter began to scream.

August 1995
3 comments

3-Year-Old Screamer

Michael Pearl

“My three-year-old daughter often screams when she is aggravated by the other children or when she doesn’t get her way. Is this normal? Will she grow out of it?”

July 1995
27 comments
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
23 comments