by Michael Pearl of No Greater Joy - Jumping Ship Part 4Editor's note: While the importance of play is well-established in almost all child development advice it's almost a shocker to see Pearl advocating it too considering some of the things he's said in his book "To Train Up A Child" More cognitive dissonance mixed with hypocrisy. The scary thing about this series is not only does he completely contradict many things he's said, it's that some of his advice is actually reasonable and could lure any newcomers to his parenting guides into thinking he always has good advice. Lured in until it's too late.Plus, it's not like he's really talking about providing entertainment to children, … [Read more...]
by Michael Pearl from No Greater Joy - Attack on Traditional Child TrainingEditor's note: Michael is decrying the fact that those more liberal than he are seizing the conversation and using harsher, more realistic, language to describe discipline. … [Read more...]
Quoting Quiverfull: Being Patient With Children (While You Think About Beating the Crap Out of Them)?
by Michael Pearl from No Greater Joy magazine - Jeremiah and Penelope\I guess he believes in everyone extending patience but himself. … [Read more...]
by Shoshanna Pearl Easling from No Greater Joy - Yes! I Am Normal … [Read more...]
by Libby Anne cross posted from her blog Love, Joy, FeminismI don’t know exactly when it happened, but at some point early on my mom handed me the rod. She told me I was to spank my younger siblings if they misbehaved or broke any rules and she was not in the room. The rule was that I could spank any sibling at least five years younger than me. This meant that at ten I could spank my five-year-old sibling, and all those younger than him.Parents, don’t do this to your older kids. Please, please, just don’t. It breaks my heart because now, years and years later, my younger siblings don’t have any pleasant memories of my time with them. They tell me I was a bully, that they resented me, … [Read more...]
by LatebloomerSometimes, as my toddler and I cuddle together to read books on the couch, I can't help but imagine what our relationship might be like when he becomes a teenager. On some days, I dread it like a slowly-approaching disaster. On other days, I feel a sense of hope that, as I deal with my own issues, I'll be able to give him something better than I experienced. I'm confronting my old ideas about teenagers head on, and replacing them with healthier and more accurate ideas.Growing up in fundamentalist homeschooling circles, I heard a lot about "Biblical" parenting--extreme parental authority enforced through potentially abusive levels of spanking. Because it was "Bi … [Read more...]
by Whisper Rain Whisper was taken under the wing of some of the godly people at her new church. They taught her how to sew, and how to cook the way they did... which was very different from what she was used to. She felt like there was so much she needed to learn and re-learn to be a truly godly woman, but she was willing to do it! Where would she be if she hadn't met these people? Not living the way God expected her to, that was for sure! She was so thankful God had led her to a group of people who really understood what he wanted- people who were serious about God, and who would do anything he told them to. Looking around at the average, "professing christians" living such "lukewarm" … [Read more...]