The Will To Dominate

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The following article deals with a very important subject that we have touched on before but never discussed in detail—a child’s will to dominate. I chose this letter because it so clearly represents the many letters we receive. Though this mother has a good attitude and represents her responses as calm and controlled, she has failed to properly train. She is perplexed because her younger daughter is not so dominant. She feels there is something different about this one. All children occasionally manifest a will to dominate, but only a few are as intense as this child. Things can get… Read More
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Why Are My Teens Rebellious?

Why Are My Teens Rebellious?

Debi Pearl

Why did this happen? Why do some young adults manifest disrespect and dishonor? How can a parent do everything right and still suffer rebellion in their teenagers?

April 2016
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Teenagers

Rebekah Rising

Calling all Teenagers… Normal, healthy, smart, beautiful, talented, needed, wonderful…. Hey – I’m talking to you.

February 2006
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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
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Starting Over

Michael Pearl

Dear Mr. and Mrs. Pearl,
A faithful friend handed me your books. I wish I’d read them 10 years ago before letting my kids learn many ways of quietly disobeying. Do you have any suggestions on where best to start changing things?

February 2001
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The Will To Dominate

Michael Pearl

The following article deals with a very important subject that we have touched on before but never discussed in detail—a child’s will to dominate. I chose this letter because it so clearly represents the many letters we receive.

August 2000
78 comments

Ramblin’

Michael Pearl

A young father dropped by to confer with one of my sons on some item of business. His little boy, not yet two years old, wandered over to the toy box and began to drag out all manner of interesting animals and colorful, noise-making contraptions.

April 2000
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Why? But Why?

Michael Pearl

When a child is told to do something that he doesn’t want to do, he will often ask, “Why?” It most cases the question is not prompted by a spirit of cooperative inquiry — it is prompted by a spirit of rebellion.

April 1995
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