How Early Should I...

At what age should I start disciplining my children? At what age should I start homeschooling? At what age should I begin teaching my children to work? You must start training your children one year before their first birthday, because if you don’t, they will be trained without your input. A sapling grows the way you bend it. But if you don’t bend it, it will grow and take shape just the same, though not as you would have it. It will be shaped by the prevailing winds, which, you can be sure, never blow in the right direction. From… Read More
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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

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

Sibling Squabbles

Michael Pearl

Children attempt to control their environment, which means the people around them, through pity or threat.

January 1997

Training Roseanna’s Flesh

Michael Pearl

Twelve-month-old Roseanna has one adoring mama, one adoring daddy, one adoring five-year-old sister, one adoring seven-year-old brother, and dozens of adoring friends.

December 1996

Sitting Down Inside

Michael Pearl

Several times I have been asked by parents how they can make a child sit in a car seat when he or she refuses to do so.

July 1996
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The Folly of Fairness

Michael Pearl

There is a universal tendency to try to make life fair. We tend to think of legislated fairness as equality, when in fact it is inequality. This is so ingrained in us that we equate fairness with justice.

June 1996

Rights Are Right

Michael Pearl

I receive many letters and public inquiries on the issue of personal rights.

March 1996

True Confessions of a Bed-Wetter

Debi Pearl

Many of you have written us about the problem of your older children wetting their beds. Through our extensive social outreach we have persuaded one of these tormented souls to go public with her confession.

February 1996

Training at Three Months

Michael Pearl

One of the young mothers in the church tells how she trained her three-month-old daughter to cry and whine to be picked up and held.

December 1995

Tot’s Talk

Rebekah Rising

I overheard two little tots. Discussing in great length Just why their mamas spank them. It made me pause and think. “My mommy spanks me when she’s mad,” I heard a young voice say, “It makes her angry when I’m … Read more

December 1995