Angry protesting little boy wearing newspaper hat

Child Training Marathon Revisited...

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It was a busy, trying time for them, preparing meals and hauling us around from town to town, with meetings every night and sometimes all day. They urged us to be diligent in observing their every act and response, sharing any insights that might be helpful in improving their child training techniques. If an occasion arose and we didn’t speak out, they brought it to our attention and asked how and what should be done. This family meant business. When we arrived, we assumed they must be having problems with their teenagers, since parents usually don’t panic until they have… Read More
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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
4 comments
Girl in toy wagon

Breaking the Bondage of Shyness and Fear

Michael Pearl

Shoshanna was shepherding two small children the other day and noticed that when the little fellow, nearly three years old, asked for something, he reverted to baby talk with a whine. His parents often ignore his requests until he resorts to pitiful baby talk, at which time they are provoked to respond.

December 2000
10 comments

To Betroth or Not to Betroth? That is the Question.

Michael Pearl

The dangers of the betrothal system are exposed with the light of Biblical truth, bringing objectivity back to an often-misunderstood subject.

December 2000
4 comments

To Train Up a Grandmother

Michael Pearl

I am 70 years old. My husband went home to be with the Lord a year ago and my problem of overeating got worse.

November 2000
3 comments

Sleepovers

Debi Pearl

(from “Lady With a Lot of Questions” article, Nov/Dec. 2000)

November 2000
4 comments

Teenagers, An Epidemic

Michael Pearl

Teenagers don’t make sense or cents but cost us dollars. They eat ravenously, sleep like it was an incurable disease, and work like communists whose government has collapsed. The boys act like young bucks going into rut season, and the girls spend more time in front of the mirror than a fifty-year-old Miss America.

November 2000
5 comments

Discussing Reproduction

Debi Pearl

(From “Lady With a Lot of Questions” article, Nov/Dec. 2000)

November 2000
4 comments

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

Low Self-Esteem

Michael Pearl

My thirteen-year-old has very low self-esteem. My younger son always seems to “out-do” him in obedience and schoolwork.

April 2000
5 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
19 comments