by Michael Pearl from No Greater Joy magazine – But I Wanted to Ask Mr. Pearl
Editor’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?
My daughter is eight years old, and I wish I had learned the biblical model of spanking when she was younger. Now I fear she is too old to use that method, not to mention that my husband wouldn’t allow it. What can I do instead when she throws a fit because she isn’t getting her way? We have started to read a chapter from the Bible every night before bed, along with writing down scriptures on index cards and working on memorizing them to hide them in her heart. I have seen improvement, but I just wish I could cultivate more of a spirit of contentment and gratitude in her.
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