Angry protesting little boy wearing newspaper hat

Child Training Marathon Revisited...

It was a busy, trying time for them, preparing meals and hauling us around from town to town, with meetings every night and sometimes all day. They urged us to be diligent in observing their every act and response, sharing any insights that might be helpful in improving their child training techniques. If an occasion arose and we didn’t speak out, they brought it to our attention and asked how and what should be done. This family meant business. When we arrived, we assumed they must be having problems with their teenagers, since parents usually don’t panic until they have… Read More
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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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In Defense of Biblical Chastisement, Part 1

Michael Pearl

The following article is designed to be used as a resource in defending your faith on Biblical child training. If the Federal or State agencies take me to court over advocating corporal chastisement, this will be part of my defense.

April 2001

Lady With a Lot of Questions

Debi Pearl

Lady With A Lot of Questions

November 2000

Sitting Still in Church

Michael Pearl

I am unable to find any specific advice on how to get a young child (ours is 18 months) to sit still in church.

November 2000

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


Michael Pearl

Two-year-old Johnny was sitting in his mother’s lap at the kitchen table. He reached for a dish of steamed squash, but his mother pulled him back and said “No.” He twisted his shoulders back and forth as if to break her grasp, and then he defiantly slapped the table with the palm of his hand.

June 2000

Questions Answered

Michael Pearl

Dear Michael and Debi Pearl,
I am a young mom with four small children (ages 5 and under.) I am still learning so much as I have been a selfish mom and wife in the past.

April 2000


Michael Pearl

A young father dropped by to confer with one of my sons on some item of business. His little boy, not yet two years old, wandered over to the toy box and began to drag out all manner of interesting animals and colorful, noise-making contraptions.

April 2000

The Goo-Goo Lady

Michael Pearl

I may be just fifteen months old, but I am not as dumb as my muttering makes me look. After all, I’m learning the King’s English from adults that all talk like babies.

February 2000

How Early Should I Start Training?

Michael Pearl

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?

February 2000