Homeschool Commentary

In defense of the Pearls…some thoughts

“Missy” left a comment on my entry The Pearls, abuse and a false gospel, which was apparently copied from No Greater Joy’s Facebook page where it was copied from a squidoo lens.  I’m unclear whether permission to copy this was granted in either case, but have chosen to replace the comment with a link.  It is lengthy, but worth addressing. …

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Thoughts on pediatricians and homeschooling

Each time we go to the doctor’s office, I am run through a predictable line of questioning. No school today? (We homeschool.) Oh, that’s right!  How are they doing?  (Pretty well. Insert small talk type comments about what we’re actually doing.) So, do you want a flu shot today.  (No.) Not filling out the form and not requesting one must…

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Homeschool Commentary, parenting

The Pearls, abuse and a false gospel

I’ve been reading over several posts regarding the case of little Lydia Schatz being beaten to death by her parents in the middle of the night.  Her loving, cheerful family, full of all the promises Michael and Debi Pearl make throughout their literature.  For Michael Pearl guarantees happy, obedient children in just two days.  (Blockquotes in italics are from Angry…

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