Mother comforting her child

Emotional Manipulators

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Just this week, a family was visiting us in the herb garden while their children played in the yard. The four-year-old girl seemed to be pouty and moody. For a while, she just watched the other children having fun, but didn’t participate. She was the smallest and often couldn’t keep up. After a time, making an attempt to chase after the others, she fell on the thick carpet of grass. She immediately began to scream as if the goat were eating her favorite hat. At the same time, she was doing a stumbling, “pitiful” run to her mother. “Poor child.”… Read More
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To Train Up a Child

Michael Pearl

Excerpt from the book “To Train Up A Child”, by Michael and Debi Pearl.

December 1995
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Plowing Under Weeds

Michael Pearl

Last week I was in Florida staying in the home of a young family. They had a son, 2-years old, who exemplified good training.

September 1995
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The Volley Ball Bawler

Michael Pearl

As the father left the volley ball court headed for the house, his little four-year-old daughter began to scream.

August 1995
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3-Year-Old Screamer

Michael Pearl

“My three-year-old daughter often screams when she is aggravated by the other children or when she doesn’t get her way. Is this normal? Will she grow out of it?”

July 1995
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Handling Sibling Aggression

Michael Pearl

A reader asks, “How do you handle sibling aggression, fighting over toys, etc.? How do they learn to handle situations and not run to mama? How does mama learn not to intervene?”

July 1995
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Potty Training Answered

Debi Pearl

In our book, To Train Up A Child, the chapter that has produced the most inquires is the one on potty training infants.

May 1995
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Twinkie Twerp

Michael Pearl

My wife was standing in a yard talking to the young mother of a seven-year-old boy and two girls. The girls are fairly obedient and even tempered. But the boy…

May 1995
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Mother comforting her child

Emotional Manipulators

Michael Pearl

What irritates the mother about her child is actually a developing character flaw in the child.

May 1995
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Why? But Why?

Michael Pearl

When a child is told to do something that he doesn’t want to do, he will often ask, “Why?” It most cases the question is not prompted by a spirit of cooperative inquiry — it is prompted by a spirit of rebellion.

April 1995
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