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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Little blonde haired girl with her hands on her head

ESP Training—Explain, Show, Practice!

Kim Doebler

There are MANY temptations to wiggle and giggle when it would be better for a little one to remain quiet and still. Get proactive! This exercise helps children gain impulse control in those circumstances.

February 2011
15 comments

The Little Men

Shalom (Pearl) Brand

Parker is already well on his way to being a little man. He loves being outside working with Daddy, eating dirt, and testing anything he can get his hands on.

December 2010
58 comments

Avoiding Vacuums

Michael Pearl

What conversations can we have with our 9-year-old daughter and our 11-year-old son to inoculate them from the sexual perversions they will come across in the church, etc.? How do I protect my children from sexual temptation?

August 2010
44 comments

When the Worst Happens

Michael Pearl

Sometimes our parental response to a child’s divergence into the profoundly ugly is the deciding factor as to whether it is a one-time curiosity or a permanent turn down the road to perdition.

June 2010
41 comments
Happy african american dad with little curly headed son

Spank and Save a Child

Michael Pearl

According to the research, children spanked up to the age of 6 were likely as teenagers to perform better at school and were more likely to carry out volunteer work and to want to go to college than their peers who had never been physically disciplined.

April 2010
88 comments

The King’s Chair

Debi Pearl

Most libraries have storage rooms where they sell old magazines for a few cents each. About 35 years ago, all I had was a few cents, so I wandered into the library’s old magazine room to find a few magazines that had interesting crafts that I might try making for my little girl.

December 2009
2 comments

Let the Little Children

Michael Pearl

These little ones are unwritten books, a student ready to learn. What a heavenly gift; what an awesome responsibility.

December 2009
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Angry protesting little boy wearing newspaper hat

Child Training Marathon Revisited and Updated

Michael Pearl

Fifteen years ago, when Deb and I were much younger, a homeschooling family invited us to stay with them for an entire week to critique their child training methods. We had several seminars scheduled for that week, all within a 100-mile radius of their home, so we accepted the challenge, knowing it would be a learning experience for us, as well.

October 2009
46 comments

Serious Smile

Michael Pearl

If you look at the quality of your trust, your smile may vanish, but if you look to the success of Him whom you trust, there will always be more than enough motivation to smile.

August 2009
5 comments

They’re Smarter Than You Think

Michael Pearl

Here was my half-pint grandson wrestling with reconciling the sovereignty of God with the free will of a squirrel.

August 2009
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