Sibling Squabbles

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Children attempt to control their environment, which means the people around them, through pity or threat. Most children come to rely on one approach more than the other. One child will display anger and threat while another just looks broken and hurt. Though the angry child appears to be the most aggressive and intolerable, the two approaches are equally selfish and equally repugnant. The one will grow up trying to settle all personal relationships in an explosive manner; the other will grow up to whimper and have “tender feelings.” Of course, some of us have grown up to become versatile,… Read More
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Kaylee and Nurie (Guest Author)

Hello, Everyone, my name is Kaylee Rodrigues. I am 16 years old and I come from a large family of 12 children, counting me! I am going to tell you how my sweet mama makes each of us children feel … Read more

August 2017
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Jeremiah and Penelope

Jeremiah and Penelope

Michael Pearl

Eight-year-old Jeremiah was being impatient with his four-year-old sister, Penelope, and talking to her like she was stupid. I said, “Jeremiah, you are being impatient and rude to your sister. When people do or say dumb things, and we feel … Read more

December 2014
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Corn Fest Fun

Corn Fest Fun!

Michael Pearl

Our first annual Cane Creek Corn Fest was a day FILLED with fun. While the corn harvest was great, the harvest of grace was even greater. Mike reflects on the quality of the crop.

December 2011
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Two fluffy little yellow baby chicks

Bossy Flossy

Shalom (Pearl) Brand

There are times when bossing is not only okay, it is critical.

June 2010
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Learning to Share

Shalom (Pearl) Brand

Gracie has learned that it is better to have a little sister in the way than to play by herself in her room.

February 2009
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Sweet Kids

Rebekah Rising

How do you make your children get along?

April 2006
7 comments

Love is Like God

Rebekah Rising

The secret to Michael Pearl’s success is not in training…

June 2005
21 comments

My Brother is a Brat

Michael Pearl

My 18-year-old daughter calls her younger siblings brats. My son hardly acknowledges he has a sister. Among the younger children there is a lot of anger and they avoid being with each other.

November 1998
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Something Right

Michael Pearl

Most of our child-training examples come from our friends (at least they were friends before we published their stories).

November 1998
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Sibling Squabbles

Michael Pearl

Children attempt to control their environment, which means the people around them, through pity or threat.

January 1997
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