The Will To Dominate

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

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
Small girl asking why


Michael Pearl

When I tell my 4-year-old son to do something, his first response is always, “Why?” How should I deal with this issue?

February 2013
Training Toddlers

Training Toddlers

Leah Spina

Training toddlers can be exhausting, but the present and future rewards are worth it!

March 2012


Tremaine Ware

I don’t know what to do except to be consistent and pray for help.

August 2008

Tumbling Tots

Michael Pearl

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

February 2007

Provide Entertainment

Michael Pearl

Our granddaughter, Gracie, is what many people call “a handful.” Her eyes are alive with investigation, always searching for opportunities to change her environment.

February 2006

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

Beginning With Words

Rebekah Rising

For weeks now, my two-year-old has had the obnoxious habit of repeating himself over and over. At first I continued to answer him patiently – the same answer ten times in a row.

June 2003
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