Quoting Quiverfull: It’s Not Child Abuse Unless I Say So?

by Lori Alexander from Always Learning - Attack on Traditional Child TrainingEditor's note: Just because you were spanked does not make it right. Lori uses in the full piece the fact that she, her husband and Mr. Pearl were spanked as justification for continuing to hit in the face of overwhelming research that proves it's the exact opposite of what they claim. It does harm. It is abuse. It is banned many places for legitimate reasons. Which makes me thankful she's no longer in the classroom and possibly wielding a wooden paddle. Hitting a child is never right, most people discipline their children by having consequences for behavior that aren't abusive, not yelling. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Part 6 – Questioning the Pearls

by Michael Pearl from No Greater Joy magazine – But I Wanted to Ask Mr. PearlEditor's note: Oh my word! She's upset that she didn't learn to spank her child early on? I wonder if she's ever considered the 'Love and Logic' series instead of 'To Train Up A Child'? Can Michael give child training advice that does not lead to beating a child with a rod of correction? … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Part 3 – How to Beat Your Children?

by Michael Pearl from No Greater Joy – In Defense of Biblical ChastisementEditor's note: No matter how Michael words it the story about spanking the five month old in the car seat is always wrong! A child that age isn't capable of rebellion, defiance or understanding what his mother wants him to do. He's acting/reacting in an elemental way without reasoned measured thought. This is child cruelty. Notice how quickly Michael Pearl goes into 'The Rod' section? … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Part 1 – Nip What in the Bud?

by Debi Pearl from No Greater Joy - Nip It In The BudEditor's note: Another you're doing parenting wrong piece from the Pearls. In this one they condemn a man for beating his son. I cannot for the life of me figure out why the parent didn't diffuse the situation by taking an action like picking up the toddler after the first or second time he kicked the adult visitor, or by stopping to tell the child at that exact point to knock it off in a friendly manner. Why are all parenting interactions so extreme in Pearl world? I also question the validity of the story just from the physical difficulty of kicking and waving handfuls of rock in the air at the same time. That toddler must have had … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Part 5 – Michael Pearl Defending His Strawman?

by Michael Pearl from No Greater Joy – Spank and Save a ChildEditor's  note: So now Michael finally cites some verifiable sources, but it is only to claim it's his right as a parent to spank and that his types of beatings are not abusive like most other folks. Just because you call a pig a princess doesn't mean that it's wearing a crown and not in a barnyard. Everyone else can clearly see that the poor pig holds none of the attributes of royalty and that it's likely still coated in mud from the sty. It just means you cannot clearly see what is before you. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Part 4 – Michael Pearl Defending His Strawman?

by Michael Pearl from No Greater Joy – Spank and Save a ChildEditor's note: Really, Michael? You're making assertions again without any legitimate evidence cited? No studies named? No links to studies, just the names of a few children's psychologists who said things about how spanking isn't that bad? If this is how you're going to defend yourself in that rumored law suit you're going to have a hard time winning. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Part 1 Michael Pearl Answers Parenting Questions?

by Michael Pearl and the assorted poor saps that wrote him on No Greater Joy - SINFUL SensitivityEditor's note: One of the few times when Michael doesn't advise creaming the snot out a kid with a plumbing line. What do you think of the letter, is it another suspiciously Pearl-like letter meant to push extra sales of "To Train Up A Child" or a genuine plea for help? His use of the term 'ghetto brat' is horrifying. My first question would be why on earth this mama is allowing her barely two year old baby to be in the company of a three year old without any adult supervision of either. Of course Michael doesn't ask that question. Shaming, blaming and name-calling is easier. … [Read more...]

Review Part 2 – “Spanking, Why, When, How” by Roy Lessin

Continued on from yesterday here are the words of others that have been raised using this method from Roy Lessin's books. My life has been full of pain and anguish due to Roy's methods. Your daughter is happy because children will be whatever you ask them to be after hitting them. I would have thought someone strange for telling me my parents were cruel too when I was six, twelve, or even 15 years of age. My parents were my world when I was a kid. The horrible affects of Roy's spankings will probably not show up until it is too late. You will have already made your parental choice and the damage will be done. I was a happy child or so everyone thought. Inside I was torn up and didn't really … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Spanking Is One Of The First Resorts?

by Michael Pearl from No Greater Joy Magazine - Spank as a Last ResortEditor's note: So there was no August version of NGJ magazine, they went straight to Sept/Oct. The passage below has the explanations of the types of rebellious stubborn children and the provoking questions you should ask before wailing on them with a plumbing line. Wonder which interviewer Michael is throwing serious shade at by calling them a 'media agitator'?  There needs to be more 'media agitators' exposing the harmful child discipline ideas of the Pearls. Roaches hate it when the lights come on. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Part 3 – Michael Pearl’s Parenting Methods In Action?

by Michael Pearl from No Greater Joy - Child Training Marathon Revisited and UpdatedEditor's note: So now we've had Michael saying you should stop every two minutes to spank your child for crying while you are driving down the road. Sounds like the most miserable car ride you could experience this side of explosive diarrhea and swarms of biting fleas invading the car.  And spank and spank and spank and spank and don't you cry while I'm spanking you for crying...how is this not child abuse? … [Read more...]


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