Quoting Quiverfull: Children Should Never Say ‘No’ To An Adult?

Sunset at the beach in Quipos, Costa Rica - image by Suzanne Titkemeyer

by Mary Ellen from The Imperfect Homemaker - 6 Things my Kids Are Not Allowed to Say to AdultsEditor's note: Hiya! Still in Costa Rica but when this popped up on my Iphone Facebook feed I knew I should not wait to get back to the states to post it. Earlier in the week the hotel had limited internet access so this it a few days late being posted. Also, enjoy this photo of the beach here. Why rush to post this? Couple of reasons. 1) Mary Ellen keeps editing this and backpedaling from her original strong stance that 'No' is never allowed and 2) teaching your children to never say no to adults has been shown to set up children from rigid fundamentalist homes for child abuse. When you … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Do Not Tolerate Disobedient Children?

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by Nancy Campbell from Above Rubies - It Starts In The HomeEditor's note: Nancy seems to be saying that making your children mind is the most important thing you can do as a mother. She doesn't give specifics for accomplishing this obedience but this sounds very close to the Pearls child training beliefs even if there is no open mention of physical discipline. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: The Four Points of Obedience For The Duggar Kids?

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From page 44 of the book "Growing Up Duggar" in a section on why children being obedient in all things to the parents is important. Obedience must be:Instant. We answer with an immediate, prompt, "Yes ma'am!" or "Yes, sir!" as we set out to obey. (This response is important to let the authority know you heard what he or she asked you to do and that you are going to get it done as soon as possible.) Delayed obedience is really disobedience. Cheerful.  No grumbling or complaining. Instead, we respond with a cheerful "I'd be happy to!" Thorough. We do our best, complete the task as explained, and leave nothing out. No lazy shortcuts! Unconditional. No excuses,. No, 'That's not my … [Read more...]

TTUAC: The Promise of Perfection

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by Libby Anne cross posted from her blog Love, Joy, FeminismTo Train Up A Child, pp. 1—2Quick note first, while the book is written by “Michael & Debi Pearl,” certain sections are labeled “by Debi Pearl,” leading me to conclude that the rest of it is written by Michael. That’s the assumption I’ll be working on in these reviews. Also, the first part of the title of each of these posts is the actual title of the section in TTUAC. The second part, after the dash, is my addition. … [Read more...]


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