Confessions of a Spanking Mom

Confessions of a Spanking...

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I am the mother of eight children and am regularly complimented on the behavior of my kids. Recently, I’ve thought a lot about this issue of spanking and how some people (the media, in particular) completely skew what it means to “train up a child.” “Mom, do you want me to take the baby?” “Dad, I made your coffee.” “Mom, I’ll get the younger kids’ lunch.” “Dad, we cleaned your car.” “Mom, I made you some lemonade.” All the above quotes are things I hear every day. My children are obedient. Yes, my children are spanked when needed. And no,… Read More
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Hypocrisy in the Homeschool Ranks?

Michael Pearl

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June 2014
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June 2014
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Michael Pearl

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April 2014
10 comments
Three Types of Children, Part 3: Building Confidence

Three Types of Children, Part 3: Building Confidence (Steady/Servant Type)

Shalom (Pearl) Brand

In part 3 of her series on raising the three types of children, Shalom talks about how building confidence in your laid-back, steady child is an everyday job—to let them accomplish something, to overcome, and to be victorious!

April 2014
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Three Types of Children, Part 2: Kisses and Tickles (Visionary/Dreamer Type)

Three Types of Children, Part 2: Kisses and Tickles (Visionary/Dreamer Type)

Shalom (Pearl) Brand

What can we do as parents to encourage our visionary/dreamer type kids? Face the fact that they are different. They don’t always follow the status quo. Let them dream, but direct the dreams.

February 2014
4 comments
A Treasure Laid Up

A Treasure Laid Up

Shalom (Pearl) Brand

A few weeks ago my husband and I put something on layaway; our little baby boy went to be with Jesus. He was only a couple inches long, yet he was a soul, a life, a baby.

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15 comments
Easling garden

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Shoshanna (Pearl) Easling

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April 2013
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Young girl painting an egg

What Is Creativity and Is It Important?

Debi Pearl

Are you homeschooling your child in a way that cultivates creativity or that stifles it?

February 2013
3 comments
Pacification Parenting

Pacification Parenting

Michael Pearl

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April 2012
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Confessions of a Spanking Mom

Confessions of a Spanking Mom

Chasity Akiki

“Mom, do you want me to take the baby?” “Dad, I made your coffee.” “Mom, I’ll get the younger kids’ lunch.” “Dad, we cleaned your car.” “Mom, I made you some lemonade.”

January 2012
15 comments