Pacification Parenting

Pacification Parenting

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Children begin life totally dependent upon someone else. Parents are gifted with a hormonal instinct to protect and nurture their young—a most compelling and satisfying drive. Nothing is required of the infant. We patiently tolerate crying, waking us in the night, throwing up all over us, and still we rush to meet their every need and desire. But, in about eighteen years, we will expect them to be totally autonomous souls fully responsible for themselves. That’s one crazy eighteen years, and who is sufficient for these things? Many kids are not ready to take responsibility when the time comes. Most… Read More
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No More Bondage to FEAR

No More Bondage to FEAR

Michael Pearl

Don’t buy the line that brokenness or weakness is inherited personality. It is all in the kind of example you lay down and how you respond to them.

December 2015
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Small girl asking why

Why?

Michael Pearl

When I tell my 4-year-old son to do something, his first response is always, “Why?” How should I deal with this issue?

February 2013
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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
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Thankfulness

Shalom (Pearl) Brand

My husband is a mechanic, and in his line of work he meets all kinds of different people, because everybody needs their car worked on at one time or another. There are at least two kinds of people, the thankful and the unthankful.

June 2007
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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

See I’m Happy

Michael Pearl

This past week there was another development in the ongoing saga of the Caroline files.

January 1997
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Five-Year-Old Whine-Baby

Michael Pearl

My daughter Shalom came home telling the following experience.

January 1996
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