To Train Up a Child by Michael and Debi Pearl August 20, 2009Posted by janey in : success books , comments closed
Two extremes in child training are prevalent in our day. Permissiveness is the first. Dr. Spock made this view popular decades ago, based on his belief that children were evolving and to discipline was to hinder their improvement. The other extreme is to spank the child for everything. Neither of these extremes is consistent with Scripture.
Michael Pearl and Debi Pearl’s present ministry, No Greater Joy, began with the book, To Train Up a Child in 1994. Today over 625,000 are in print, a best seller in anyone’s standard. The basic premise of the book is to teach parents how to reject discipline thinking and learn training thinking.
Beyond theoretical platitudes, the book is filled with illustrations from real families, including their own, and laced with plenty of humor. The proof that it works in found in the fact that they successfully raised 5 children who have happy marriages. The teaching continues to be applies in the training of their 14+ grandchildren.
The goal of the book is stated by the Pearls as, “no more raised voices, no contention, no bad attitudes, fewer spankings, a cheerful atmosphere in the home, and total obedience from your children”. If that sounds too good to be true, realize that many have successfully followed these Biblical principles. In fact, this led to the publication of No Greater Joy magazine containing answers to specific questions parents had in applying the principles. These articles have since been compiled into the three volumes of No Greater Joy books.
This is not a book of secret formulas never before unveiled. Their answer: “These truths are not new, deep insights from the professional world of research, but rather, the same principles the Amish use to train their stubborn mules, the same technique God uses to train His children. These principles are profoundly simple and extremely obvious. After examining them with us, you will say, ‘I knew that all along. Where have I been? It’s so obvious.’”
The emphasis of To Train Up a Child is in the title word train. The book teaches parents how to train children before discipline is needed, maintaining fellowship with the children without being either a buddy or a tyrant.
Here is another quote from their introduction to the book: “The stress will be gone and your obedient children will praise you and bring joy and peace into your home. Thousands have testified to the amazing results of these profoundly simple techniques”
Some of the chapter titles include, Parental Anger, Selective Submission, Safety Training, Potty Training, Emotional Control, Self-Indulgence, Bullies, and The Rod. Recently the book has been updated and expanded, yet the price is still very reasonable.
Responsible parents don’t want a fly-by-night approach to child rearing. We want to use techniques that apply Biblical principles to real life situations, in short, things that are guaranteed to work. In a mere 122 pages, To Train Up A Child gives you that very thing. If you feel like a parental failure or know someone who does, this six dollars may be a life-changing investment.
Beauty Pageant Tips Via Zimbio July 6, 2009Posted by janey in : success books , comments closed
When an aspiring beauty pageant contestant wants to learn some beauty pageant tips, she would certainly go first into some websites that offer free tips on how to become a true beauty contestant and finally grabbing the title. Lots of blogging sites out there which includes Zimbio that are giving an opportunity for both sides, those who wants to share these tips and those who would like to learn these tips. There are even sites that offer a beauty pageant book guide of some sort that can be easily downloaded so that anyone girl or lady who wants to learn how to become the reigning queen can learn all the essential tips wherever they are and anytime of the day.