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Too Young to Spank?

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When is a child too young to spank? The answer is obviously dependent on your definition of the word “spank.” Some parents practice spanking in a manner that is inappropriate for any child at any age. They strike out in anger and seek to punish the child for the offense the bad behavior has caused them. This is unacceptable at any age, but it is especially egregious when directed at very young and immature children. Spanking at any age should only be administered by those who have a proper philosophy of spanking and are not emotionally-driven. Our booklet Biblical Chastisement thoroughly ... Read More
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two year old terminator

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

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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Why I Don't Have Fat Kids

Why I Don’t Have Fat Kids

Shoshanna (Pearl) Easling

As a kid I was trained to eat to live, not live to eat. I was taught that food makes your body healthy or unhealthy, lean or fat, that overeating was gluttony and gross.

June 2016
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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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The Rod and Reproof

The Rod and Reproof

Michael Pearl

The progressive secularists intimidate parents with assertions that spanking children causes them to use violence to solve problems. It is stated so many times and with such conviction that parents who should know better have suffered an erosion of their confidence.

October 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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Training Starts at Birth

Shalom (Pearl) Brand

Every parent trains their children. They train them to scream and pitch fits, or they train them to be sweet and obedient, but the child is trained either way.

August 2014
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Three Types of Children, Part 3: Building Confidence

Three Types of Children, Part 3: Building Confidence (Steady/Servant Type)

Shalom (Pearl) Brand

In part 3 of her series on raising the three types of children, Shalom talks about how building confidence in your laid-back, steady child is an everyday job—to let them accomplish something, to overcome, and to be victorious!

April 2014
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Who Defines Your Children?

Who Defines Your Children?

Michael Pearl

Children see their reflection in the eyes of others. They gaze into the mirror of eyes that love or judge, blame or cherish, or that show delight. The developing child then says, “So that is who I am.”

April 2014
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