Quoting Quiverfull: Work Ethic Keeps People Out of Jail?

by Michael Pearl as quoted by Lori Alexander from The Transformed Wife - Children are Bored, Impatient, Easily Upset and FriendlessEditor's note: Interesting little bit of fear-mongering Lori's using to scare people into teaching their children to be hard workers. I'm not sure work ethic is one of those things that can be necessarily taught so much as modeled and encouraged. This is the third piece quoted from Lori's posting on children yet there's nothing in her article to support her assertion that kids are easily upset and friendless. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Less is More With Young Kids?

by Zsuzsanna Anderson from Are They All Yours?!?? - Homeschool Tips: Young KidsEditor's note: While learning to sit still and concentrate is difficult for many young children is having the child do housework instead of sitting down to teach them to read really the best educational choice? Any teachers of first grade or kindergarten out there that can address the issues of not doing much schooling with the younger children? … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Who Has the Dirtiest Mind?

by Debi Pearl - No Greater Joy magazine - How to Teach Your Children to Know GodEditor's note: This is just another very dull piece of word salad about the book of Joshua that Debi Pearl is studying. What makes it noteworthy is that Debi proves clearly one of the things that seems to be a sad truth in fundamentalism - that if there is a way to link sex to something or someone in a negative way then they will. Yes, Debi went right to the practice of bestiality in this piece. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Part 6 – ‘Tomato-Head Children’?

by Michael Pearl from No Greater Joy - Tomato-Head KidsEditor's note: This is the last little bit of blame momma and it reads like good advice. But knowing how the Pearl children turned out as adults doesn't exactly inspire confidence that any of their advice works. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Part 4 – Child Extortionists?

by Michael Pearl from No Greater Joy - Twinkie TwerpEditor's note: Cannot believe anyone thinks that the only way to get rid of sugar addiction in a child or a cranky demand for a snack is to pull out a quarter inch piece of plumbing line and whack the child hard with it. The sad thing is that there are many people in the Quiverfull movement that follow Michael Pearl's harmful child training advice. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Part 4 – Anger in Children is Purely Selfishness?

by Michael Pearl from No Greater Joy - Angry ChildrenEditor's note: Now Mr. Pearl tries to define 'righteous anger' and states how many use the excuse of righteousness in order to impose their own will on others. Pot please meet kettle. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Part 2 – Anger in Children is Purely Selfishness?

by Michael Pearl from No Greater Joy - Angry ChildrenEditor's note: Michael seems to be saying here that if you control your child and everything about their environment then the incidents of anger will be lessened. While I agree that teaching children to deal with their emotions and the things that frustrate them is a very important goal it still seems likely that the switch is not too far off in the world of Micheal Pearl child training. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: What it Means to Be Biblically Submissive?

Found on Minthegap (Is This Modest.com Adam Gregorin) blog leading to Ken Ham's Answers In Genesis - A Girl Named RuthEditor's note: Ham complains that most Christian children's books depict the mother with the open Bible reading to the children. This is because even in those 'sold-out' Quiverfull Evangelical Fundamentalist extremist homes the fathers don't do reading to the children, or anything involving teaching or homeschooling. It's a realistic depiction. Perhaps you need to teach your wonderful Christian males that they need to parent too before blaming it on feminism or overbearing women. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Children Are Malleable?

by Debi Pearl from No Greater Joy Magazine - Give Attendance to ReadingEditor's note: Nearly skipped this article by Debi Pearl because I thought it was some sort of Christianese 'Reading is Fundamental' involving homeschooling. That's a subject I think we all can agree is good, making sure children can read well. But, no, this is all about how you should read the Bible to your kids, starting off with some talk of a pastor who'd come back to tell Michael Pearl that his teaching the children scripture had impacted his life so much this man had become a pastor. There's some typical Michael putting down the man after he left as well at the original article. Unless they are putting someone … [Read more...]

Sex Ed

by Kaleesha Williams cross posted from her blog The Lost (And Found) Mind of Kaleesha WilliamsAre you going to give your children sex education and how?Okay, how about some random, rambling thoughts and interesting links? … [Read more...]