I highly suspect that the majority of the people reviewing this book haven't even read it . . . or because their parents were abusive, they think that everyone who spanks their child is abusive as well (striking a child out of anger is abuse - spanking a child for disobedience is not -the difference is thoroughly discussed in the book). I purchased this book expecting to find a manual on how to beat a child with rubber tubing -maybe even the inspiration for A Child Called It based on reviews. Well, I was disappointed but also pleasantly surprised. What I bought as a joke and novelty actually turned out to be an enlightening and valuable advice on disciplining young children. I applied some of the practices in this book immediately, and saw positive changes in my son's behavior the first day. --B. Moore
I know you probably get way too much mail, but I just had to write and say THANK YOU, thank you for the updated To Train Up A Child. Wow!! I started reading yesterday and am already half way through. I've read the original at least 10 or 15 times in the past 3 years, but this new version has SO MUCH that clarifies and encourages me as I train my two small children. I love how, in the new book, you consistently emphasize training before the need to discipline arises and speak so often about how parents MUST be involved before they can properly apply the rod. A parent who does not show up to read a book...should not show up to administer a spanking.(pg 94) Wonderful, true, biblical advice. Thank you so much for writing this book. It is SO good and your principles have made such a difference in our family, I just had to write and tell you. I share your materials with every parent I know! --A big thank you from a very appreciative, training mom!
Your new chapter in To Train Up a Child is the BEST defense I have ever read on proper training. I have a few favorite quotes from it that I use often. Well done! 'All praise to Him who reigns above in majesty supreme.' Can't wait until we can all be together at our eternal Shindig! What a Day that Will Be! --A devoted reader
Debi Pearl was raised in Memphis, TN, in good homes, by parents who were faithful to point her to God. As a teen Debi was involved in witnessing, ministering to the sick and wounded veterans, and serving in hospitals. Debi along with her husband Michael, write on child training and family relationships. Independently, Debi has written a “Help Meet” series of books for both single and married women along with the Yell and Tell books which are a warning for children against sexual predators.