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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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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Different Techniques to Control Parents

Michael Pearl

…Children (as well as adults) throw fits as a means of controlling the actions of others. Your daughter screams and runs away because it works in reducing the pain…

June 2003
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Fear of Bees

Michael Pearl

Dear Pearls,
Please Help. My 3-year-old has developed a fear of bees. One day a few flew close to her head and scared her. She was so scared that night that she would not go near her bed.

April 2002
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Nip It in the Bud

Debi Pearl

I watched as a mischievous 3-year-old tried to get some attention from the stranger talking to his daddy. He stood between them, throwing his smile up to this new and interesting fellow while lightly kicking his leg. He didn’t have a bad attitude, just bad manners.

July 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
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So, Who’s Disabled?

Michael Pearl

Mother, why are you cleaning up this room; isn’t this your little girl’s room? “Yes, but she’s only three, not big enough to clean up yet.”

July 1997
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One for the Money

Michael Pearl

When we travel, teaching seminars, Deb and I enjoy observing the many different families, each with it’s own unique personality.

January 1997
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