Angry protesting little boy wearing newspaper hat

Child Training Marathon Revisited...

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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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Rodless Training

Michael Pearl

“Is there a way to train children if you are prevented from Biblical application of the rod?” The Bible says, “Foolishness is bound in the heart of a child; but the rod of correction shall drive it far from him (Proverbs 22:15).”

June 1999
29 comments

My Brother is a Brat

Michael Pearl

My 18-year-old daughter calls her younger siblings brats. My son hardly acknowledges he has a sister. Among the younger children there is a lot of anger and they avoid being with each other.

November 1998
2 comments

Something Right

Michael Pearl

Most of our child-training examples come from our friends (at least they were friends before we published their stories).

November 1998
1 comment

My Little Knuckle-Head

Michael Pearl

A little knuckle-head came to visit me the other day. I call him knuckle-head because he is the type that makes people want to give him a rap on the head with their knuckles.

November 1998
2 comments

Angry Child

Michael Pearl

I do have a question. How do I deal with an angry child? When he doesn’t get his way, when I fix a breakfast he’s not fond of, he acts angry and blames me.

July 1998
21 comments

The Flavor of Joy

Michael Pearl

Parenting, like courtship, must be properly seasoned with joy. Parenting without joy is not only tasteless, it is tiresome. Joy is the expression of present life—yet more, it is the energy and vision of life that shall be.

July 1998
5 comments

The Power of the Media Revisited

Michael Pearl

I have new information confirming our former hypothesis concerning the recent technological advances in child training and behavior control.

May 1998
1 comment

Training Fleshy Flesh

Michael Pearl

Occasionally we receive criticism about our emphasis that parents should set up training sessions for their children. Our first book on child training, To Train Up A Child, contained an illustration of how we trained our children…

March 1998
1 comment

The Return of the Volleyball Bawler

Michael Pearl

As I sat on the sidelines of the volleyball court, I observed a good example of child training.

December 1997
9 comments

Child Training Marathon

Michael Pearl

Deb and I were teaching several seminars in a one-hundred-mile radius. One family requested that we stay with them the entire week and critique their child training.

August 1997
4 comments