Jobs for Young Children

Pearl  In Oyster (PIO) looks at what Jobs one can expect their young children to do around the house.

Another Lesson from The Petite Chef

The Petite Chef’s skills go far beyond cooking.  See how she deals with little hands interrupting her while she is cleaning.  It is amazing what we can learn from our children.  <3

John Law and John Grace

Carissa Robinson (at To Parent As One Who Has Been Richly Forgiven) has posted The Story of John Law and John Grace which is an allegory which explains the difference between living under the law and living under grace. She then goes on to explain why Christians, who are living under grace, should also raise their children under Grace.

Sharing Life With Your Children

GreenGem has an interesting post about her Wonderful Life. In this post she explains why she allows her young sons to jump on the couch and run around the house. She also explains how she does housework with her sons, including cooking and cleaning. Children learn a lot from such activities. I wish I had had the patience to allow my young sons to help me with the housework more often when they were young.  This post also contains a very important message about control.  Just in case someone should read my words without reading hers, I want to share this Gem:

Controlled kids become easily controlled adults, not self controlled adults.

Approximation of Behavior

I feel that I should explain why I haven’t been posting lately.  I try not to say anything unless I have something to say. I continue to search daily and post when I find something of interest.

While you’re waiting, please go back and check out my old posts. My oldest posts have many good links so this should keep you busy for a long time. If you find any broken links, please let me know. (I am aware that many of the news stories are no longer available for free and have an alternate link posted on that page. I leave the non-working links up just in case anyone should ever want to purchase it. Future news stories will be pasted in, I have learned my lesson.)

Now, this blog is principally about the Pearls’ teachings, but ever since I began it, I have have also offered arguments against alternatives to corporal punishment. This brings me to today’s link:

GreeneGem has a very interesting post about Approximation of Behavior which explains why children should not be spanked for making messes when trying out new skills.