Brandy of Brandy’s Brood tried the Pearls’ method and found it to have a very negative impact on their toddler so they gave up spanking and moved towards more gentle discipline. She tells her story in her post,
Ask Brandy: Discipline. While still using non-corporal punishments, they strive to be gentle and are still on their learning journey. <3
I do feel compelled to mention that she highly recommends Lisa Whelchel’s Creative Corrections. I do not. While I’m sure it contains some very good ideas, it also contains some bad ones, including putting a drop of hot sauce on a child’s tongue for lying.
For more information about Creative Corrections, please see psychological torture as ‘creative correction’
Note: Brandy has apparently lost her domain and her entire blog. I am leaving this post up because of the information about Lisa Whelchel.