Turning the hearts of the fathers to the children
Best seller — over 625,000 in print! From successful parents, learn how to train up your children rather than discipline them up. With humor and real-life examples this book shows you how to train your children before the need to discipline arises. Be done with corrective discipline; make them allies rather than adversaries. The stress will be gone and your obedient children will praise you and bring joy and peace into your home. Thousands have testified to the amazing results of these profoundly simple techniques.
Updated — The original book with the hand-drawn cover sold over 550,000 copies. Now our latest edition has a brand new color cover, plus the book content has been revised, updated, and added to!
This book is not about discipline, nor problem children. The emphasis is on the training of a child before the need to discipline arises. It is apparent that, though they expect obedience, most parents never attempt to train their child to obey. They wait until his behavior becomes unbearable and then explode. With proper training, discipline can be reduced to 5% of what many now practice. As you come to understand the difference between training and discipline, you will have a renewed vision for your family—no more raised voices, no contention, no bad attitudes, fewer spankings, a cheerful atmosphere in the home, and total obedience from your children.
Any parent with an emotional maturity level higher than the average thirteen-year-old can, with a proper vision and knowledge of the technique, have happy obedient children. This is not a theory; it is a practical reality that has been successfully applied many times over.
One couple we know was stressed out with conflict of their three young children. After spending the weekend with us and hearing some of these principles, they changed their tactics. One week later, they exclaimed, “I can’t believe it; we went to a friend’s house, and when I told my children to do something, they immediately, without question, obeyed.”
These truths are not new, deep insights from the professional world of research, but rather, the same principles the Amish use to train their stubborn mules, the same technique God uses to train His children. These principles are profoundly simple and extremely obvious. After examining them with us, you will say, “I knew that all along. Where have I been? It’s so obvious.”
From the back cover...
Three thousand years ago, a wise man said, “Train up a child in the way he should go and when he is old he will not depart from it.” Good training is not crises management; it is what you do before the need to discipline arises. Most parenting is accidental rather than deliberate. Imagine building a house that way. We don’t need to reinvent training. There are child training principles and methods that have worked from antiquity. To neglect deliberate training is to shove your child into a sea of choices and passions without a boat or compass.
“This is the most entertaining, life-changing training manual on God’s green earth” - A Reader
“A truly encouraging message for all struggling parents.” - Pastor
“This is the most incredible life-changing book I have ever read. My home was like a war zone, everyone at each others’ throats, but now there is peace and joy. The children actually enjoy being with each other, and my marriage has never been better.” - Mother of 6
About the Authors
Michael and Debi Pearl, parents of 5 grown children and 14 grandchildren (more yet to come), have shared their successful experiences of child training to 3 generations. Their books have sold into the millions and are available in many languages. Tens of thousands of parents have testified of life-changing experiences that came with applying what they read. The Pearls have received thousands of letters of thanks from young adults whose parents trained them according to “the Pearls’ methods” and are now training their children by the book. Training is fun, it is productive, and it works.