by Michael Pearl from No Greater Joy – Tomato-Head Kids
Editor’s note: Yet again, either Debi or Mikey since we do not know who for sure actually wrote this piece, pins the burden of developing the child’s intellect, conversational skills and language abilities on momma talking to the kids. This isn’t the way that intelligence is fostered! It takes a variety of life experiences and teaching from a plethora of sources, including the things the Pearls put down earlier, to bring about a person with true intellect.
So, Mother, help make sure that when your husband does try to relate to your son, he finds him interesting and challenging. Your son should be snappy and quick-witted, interested in all that is happening, eager to try everything, full of curiosity and a zest for new experiences. Fathers are not interested in their boys being quiet, compliant, and kind. If your son is going to be able to ask an intelligent question, he will have to have a genuine interest in what his dad is doing. Your attitude and conversation can generate that interest in your son.
We are not forgetting the girls. Many a capable young man has passed over a potential lifemate because she simply had no interest beyond clothes and hair styles. A beautiful body without a vibrant interest in life-changing things is like a person without a heartbeat or like a frame without a picture. It’s what’s inside that counts! “Dumb” girls—girls never talked to at home—have limited options in life. They often become victims, and are used by bullying men. Little Jane should be able to sit at the Thanksgiving table and explain how long it took to cook the turkey, and why they chose that particular method this year. Six-year-old Suzie should be able to answer questions from visitors and ask a few of her own.
Whenever we quote any type of parenting, courtship or marriage advice from the Pearls I have same reaction as the lady in this insurance commercial ~ ‘This is not how any of this works’
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