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[TW DEATH, CHILD ABUSE] Another couple found guilty of murder for parenting by "To Train Up a Child"




I am begging you, please sign this petition to ask Amazon to stop selling these books. The books are given out in some churches and sold under an illusion of creating a happy family. This story and the things that are encouraged in the books break my heart.

Here is the petition. Please, please sign.


Some of the discipline techniques the Pearls teach include:

  • Using plastic tubing to beat children, since it hurts a lot but leaves fewer marks to alert authorities
  • Wearing the plastic tubing around the parent’s neck as a constant reminder to obey
  • "Swatting" babies as young as six months old with instruments such as "a 12-inch willowy branch," thinner plastic tubing or a wooden spoon
  • "Blanket training" babies by hitting them with an instrument if they try to crawl off a blanket on the floor
  • Beating older children with rulers, paddles, belts and larger tree branches
  • "Training" children with pain before they even disobey, in order to teach total obedience
  • Giving cold water baths, putting children outside in cold weather and withholding meals as discipline
  • Hosing off children who have potty training accidents
  • Inflicting punishment until a child is “without breath to complain.”“

they’re advocating for beating children as young as 6 MONTHS

they’re advising people on how to avoid legal punishment for their crimes

The Pearls and their ministry, No Greater Joy, make an estimated $1.7 million a year.

I think it’s important to point out that many of the children abused, and especially those murdered, using this method, are children of color adopted by white people, often from poverty-stricken countries in Africa and Asia.

(Source: jensensmomma)



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