by Michael Pearl from No Greater Joy Magazine – Spank as a Last Resort
Editor’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.
Sitting in front of the cameras, a media agitator asked, “Then is spanking a last resort?” I answered, “No, that sounds like it is an act of frustration, a desperate response to failure. Loving, thoughtful parents employ corporal discipline when it is the best tool to use to achieve character building in our children.”
This principle is not only lost on the progressive, but many Christian parents are also guilty of spanking “as a last resort.”
When a spat or spanking is in order, it is not a last resort; it is a God-given tool to put the finishing touches on an eternal soul.
See the revised section on spanking in the 21st-year edition of To Train Up a Child.
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