Michael Pearl: ...you count. You’re important. My wife sees every child that comes into our house, every girl, as a mother and wife apprentice. She’ll get them involved and talk to them. She builds them up in regard to the men in their lives. She says, “We are going to fix this for Big Papa. Big Papa’s coming home.” Or, “Your daddy’s going to get home from work today and we’re going to have some cookies fixed for your daddy, because your daddy likes cookies. So let’s cook some cookies for your daddy.”
Not only is she baking cookies and teaching them to bake, she’s instilling an attitude towards men, towards the authorities in their life. A two-year-old, my wife sees that two-year-old as a wife. She sees that two-year-old as a mother to raise children.
Right there she starts putting those vital principles and concepts into that two-year-old, again and again, line upon line, precept upon precept, here a little, there a little, when you rise up, when you lie down, the Bible says. You teach these children when they’re drawn from the breast and weaned from the milk. The very smallest children are taught these principles.