Angry Children

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What causes children to be angry, and how can parents address this issue? We can best understand anger in children by understanding the source of our own anger. Children get angry for the same reasons adults do. The little ones do appear to have more of a problem with anger than do adults, but only because the young ones have not yet developed the self-serving art of covering their feelings and appearing proper to others. Most of us have too much pride to display our anger publicly, so we express anger through punishing silences or quiet, biting words. Innuendos designed… Read More
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Instilling Initiative in Our Children

Michael Pearl

Just the other day, Deb and I were discussing the young people we know and noting that some are focused and industrious, making the most of their days, gaining knowledge and developing a variety of skills, while others sit around waiting for life to come take them by the hand and lead them into a magical world of fulfillment.

December 2010
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Front cover of No Greater Joy Ministries' book "Samuel Learns to Yell & Tell"

Introducing a Powerful New Children’s Book from Debi Pearl

Debi Pearl

Of the reported sexual assaults on children, 90 percent are done by friends or family, and most violations never come to light. Predators are aware that parents are naïve.

October 2010
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Avoiding Vacuums

Michael Pearl

What conversations can we have with our 9-year-old daughter and our 11-year-old son to inoculate them from the sexual perversions they will come across in the church, etc.? How do I protect my children from sexual temptation?

August 2010
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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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When the Worst Happens

Michael Pearl

Sometimes our parental response to a child’s divergence into the profoundly ugly is the deciding factor as to whether it is a one-time curiosity or a permanent turn down the road to perdition.

June 2010
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Happy african american dad with little curly headed son

Spank and Save a Child

Michael Pearl

According to the research, children spanked up to the age of 6 were likely as teenagers to perform better at school and were more likely to carry out volunteer work and to want to go to college than their peers who had never been physically disciplined.

April 2010
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Building Trust

Shalom (Pearl) Brand

In the past I have come across people, children and adults alike, that are not trustworthy. You can guarantee that they will take everything you say or do and run straight to Mom, or Pastor, and accuse the brethren.

December 2009
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Listen to My Dream

Debi Pearl

One day last fall a young boy was milling around in my office when he located one of the few remaining copies of Listen To My Dream and asked, “What’s this little book about?” I opened the tattered old children’s book while he leaned over my shoulder.

December 2009
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Angry protesting little boy wearing newspaper hat

Child Training Marathon Revisited and Updated

Michael Pearl

Fifteen years ago, when Deb and I were much younger, a homeschooling family invited us to stay with them for an entire week to critique their child training methods. We had several seminars scheduled for that week, all within a 100-mile radius of their home, so we accepted the challenge, knowing it would be a learning experience for us, as well.

October 2009
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Serious Smile

Michael Pearl

If you look at the quality of your trust, your smile may vanish, but if you look to the success of Him whom you trust, there will always be more than enough motivation to smile.

August 2009
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