The Pearls Take On Protecting Children from Sexual Abuse
I feel obligated to post the information that the Pearls are working on a new book about protecting children from sexual abuse. Debi Pearl posted that info on her blog at http://www.debipearl.com/blogs/blog/1740302-cultivating-cautious-chicks-protecting-children-from-predators. I found this post through my Google Alerts which hit a thread on Free Jinger about how said blog post was altogether wrong in its information about chickens. http://freejinger.yuku.com/topic/2475/t/Pearls–Writing–New-Book—Know—Chickens–Children.html
I have to admit that I have mixed feelings about this news. I believe that many of their teachings do make a child vulnerable to abuse and therefore is is good that they are addressing that. I hope that the advice they give turns out to be useful advice and will end up protecting children rather than hurting them more as much of their advice does.
Update: Debi Pearl is releasing a children’s book designed to prepare and protect children from sexual molestation and it actually looks pretty good.
Update Nov 2010: The book, Samuel Learns To Yell And Tell has been released. Here is TulipGirl’s review of the book. If you are not familiar with TulipGirl, please see my sidebar for a link to her site.
I am a fan of the Pearls. I take everything other than the bible with a grain of salt including any parenting advice and apply only what will benefit each particular child. I have met the Pearls and read all their books. I have a happy brood of creative and energetic children and I can not understand all the drama involved with hating the Pearls. I guess all I have is how awesome my kids are as a testimony that their methods work and are not abusive when not applied in anger. My kids love the Pearls too!
Welcome to my site. I do not hate the Pearls, but I do have very grave concerns with many of their teachings. I agree that they do teach some good things and with enough salt, one can certainly raise a happy brood of creative and energetic children. 🙂