Instilling Initiative in Our...

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A question we are often asked is, “How do we teach our children to be industrious/assume responsibility/do their duty/be independent/have initiative, etc.?” Having successfully gone through this phase in raising our children, the question that is of more concern to me is this: how do we bring parents to the place where they see the need to instill these qualities in their children? Most parents take too much for granted. I have known several people who purchased a new lawn mower or generator and, assuming it was ready to run, cranked it up and promptly burnt it up, not knowing… Read More
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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
12 comments

Tumbling Tots

Michael Pearl

You can learn a great deal about child training from watching other parents relate to their children.

February 2007
4 comments

Keeping Your Children First

Gabriel Pearl

It’s our duty as parents to surround our children with healthy activities and friends.

October 2006
1 comment

What does it mean to be a Man?

Michael Pearl

It’s time to draw the line between boys and men.

August 2006
0 comments
A happy young child smiling

Too Young to Spank?

Michael Pearl

When is a child too young to spank? The answer is obviously dependent on your definition of the word “spank.”

June 2006
99 comments

Sweet Kids

Rebekah Rising

How do you make your children get along?

April 2006
7 comments

The Folks in England Are Talking About Us

Debi Pearl

The good folks from The Old School House magazine planned a speaking tour to England this spring…

April 2006
3 comments

Love is Like God

Rebekah Rising

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

June 2005
21 comments

Shyness Answered

Rebekah Rising

How do you teach a girl not to be shy? Is it right to demand self-confidence? What IS shyness?

April 2005
13 comments

Dealing with Slick Liars

Debi Pearl

What do you do when you learn that one of your sweet little ones is an outright liar?

April 2005
9 comments