Do you think that Michael and Debi Pearl of No Greater Joy actually understand what it is they are saying when they throw around words like ‘grooming,’ and ‘grooving’? I seriously doubt it. This sounds as silly as all those big business buzz words thrown about in Weird Al’s “Mission Statement” song. Debi Pearl encourages grooming along with brain grooving in this month’s No Greater Joy magazine.
I don’t think Debi understands that most peoples brains go right to a child being set up for sexual abuse when someone talks of grooming the child. Or perhaps washing their faces and combing hair. The last thing to pop in my mind is making sure the child understands that their grandparents are the most awesome people on the planet. Even if they are actually abusive and vile.
More dislike of shyness in toddlers? Remember when Michael Pearl tried to say that shyness is just another type of selfishness that needed to be beaten out of the child? At least Debi isn’t calling for a beating as the solution to shyness. But neither is having to force toddlers into toting around food gifts for office staff either. Sweet gesture that does not translate into solving shyness or natural bashfulness in toddlers.
Very odd ritual for an office.
Do you know what’s better at helping kids to come out of shyness? Making them feel safe and cherished just the way they are, not judged and broken like the Pearls do.
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