The Folly of Fairness

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By the time your children are ten to twelve years old, they should have developed the wisdom and skills necessary for good parenting. For several months now, our twelve-year-old daughter Shoshanna has been insisting that we address an issue that is disturbing to her. She finds this to be the most common problem of the small children she baby-sits. She sees the same traits in many of her own peers. She says, “Daddy, write and tell them that life is not fair.” There is a universal tendency to try to make life fair. “You had your turn, now it is… Read More
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The Power of the Media Revisited

Michael Pearl

I have new information confirming our former hypothesis concerning the recent technological advances in child training and behavior control.

May 1998
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Training Fleshy Flesh

Michael Pearl

Occasionally we receive criticism about our emphasis that parents should set up training sessions for their children. Our first book on child training, To Train Up A Child, contained an illustration of how we trained our children…

March 1998
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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
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A Stinking Situation

Michael Pearl

From time to time, here at the church at Cane Creek, among our young people and children, incidents develop that reflect upon their personalities and characters.

August 1997
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Child Training Marathon

Michael Pearl

Deb and I were teaching several seminars in a one-hundred-mile radius. One family requested that we stay with them the entire week and critique their child training.

August 1997
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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
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One for the Money

Michael Pearl

When we travel, teaching seminars, Deb and I enjoy observing the many different families, each with it’s own unique personality.

January 1997
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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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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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Training Roseanna’s Flesh

Michael Pearl

Twelve-month-old Roseanna has one adoring mama, one adoring daddy, one adoring five-year-old sister, one adoring seven-year-old brother, and dozens of adoring friends.

December 1996
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