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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The 2-Year-Old Terminator

Michael Pearl

Dear Mr. and Mrs. Pearl, Reading your posts about boys has encouraged me so much. I am married to a visionary (turning into a command man) and I have two little boys, a three-year-old and a two-year-old. Oh my word! … Read more

June 2017
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The Two-Brained Kid

Michael Pearl

Just the other day, I heard an old mule trainer make one of the wisest statements about child training I have ever heard. He was not talking about children; he was talking about one of the most notoriously stubborn animals … Read more

June 2017
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Two Year Old Trouble

Michael Pearl

A Reader Asks My son is 2 years and 10 months. He is a bright, affectionate, patient, obedient child. Or at least he was until about 3–4 weeks ago. At that point he decided to start fighting me on EVERYTHING. … Read more

February 2017
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No More Bondage to FEAR

No More Bondage to FEAR

Michael Pearl

Don’t buy the line that brokenness or weakness is inherited personality. It is all in the kind of example you lay down and how you respond to them.

December 2015
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Steps to Obedience

Shalom (Pearl) Brand

No! This command is much needed, but can be so overused that the child never listens to it.

October 2014
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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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Learning to Share

Shalom (Pearl) Brand

Gracie has learned that it is better to have a little sister in the way than to play by herself in her room.

February 2009
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Dogs Cats and Kids

Michael Pearl

The life principle that will always work for you is one I have stated many times. Never forget it. “Make all negative behavior counterproductive, and reward all positive behavior.”

December 2008
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Squashing Bad Habits

No Greater Joy Ministries

It’s been several months now and our baby girl is one happy eater. Because of that, she has one happy mama and a happy daddy, too. Who wants to eat a meal with a whiny, picky, ungrateful eater?

October 2008
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Bad Days?

Shalom (Pearl) Brand

“Do I ever have a day where everything goes wrong and the children will not stop crying?” I sure do.

December 2007
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