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Have you read this book? "To train up a child"

Posted by on Apr. 16, 2018 at 2:30 PM
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I had heard about this book in the past and found it at a thrift store, I bought it just to read it and it was terrible! It was heartbreaking to see the notes the previous had left in the book, the areas highlighted, One part that was highlighted had to do with teaching self control to children. People not taught self control as children grow up to be fat and learn to smoke. Another part was kids shouldn't play with barbies because it teaches girls to be whores and dance on poles. There was another area where the Author talks about how he watched a little girl play with her soft dolly, the little girl switched the dolly and told it to stop crying. He felt this was a wonderful observation.  So many people say that "switching" a child is not hitting, hitting is what you do with your hands.

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Danesmommy1
by Grammar Enthusiast on Apr. 16, 2018 at 2:31 PM
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The book screams DUGGARS to me.
Reading.Rainbow
by Mad Martigan on Apr. 16, 2018 at 2:33 PM

Lol...no.

I doubt I would be interested in a book that uses phrases like "train up" ...

pikacat
by Gold Member on Apr. 16, 2018 at 2:35 PM

I remember that book being in our house when I was a kiddo. I never read it though. I don't think my mom subscribed to much of that thinking fortunately.

PinkButterfly66
by Diamond Member on Apr. 16, 2018 at 2:38 PM

This book is responsible for the deaths of several children.  These people advocate beating children with pvc pipes.  

https://www.babble.com/mom/to-train-up-a-child-teaches-punishment-that-kills-kids/

MistressMonster
by Sour Grapes on Apr. 16, 2018 at 2:41 PM

Never read it. But I do know it's a terrible book.

81Crystal
by Emerald Member on Apr. 16, 2018 at 2:48 PM
I wouldn't read trash like that or allow it in my home. The Pearls should be in jail.
cheapskatemommy
by Platinum Member on Apr. 16, 2018 at 2:50 PM
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When I did the google image search for the cover of the book, there were also pics of the Duggars. So I would say they are fans of this type of thing.

Quoting Danesmommy1: The book screams DUGGARS to me.


cheapskatemommy
by Platinum Member on Apr. 16, 2018 at 2:51 PM

If I had never heard the controversy over it, I would have never bought it. I bought it out of curiosity.

Quoting Reading.Rainbow:

Lol...no.

I doubt I would be interested in a book that uses phrases like "train up" ...


cheapskatemommy
by Platinum Member on Apr. 16, 2018 at 2:53 PM

That's good to hear! I'm going to burn it, if and when spring comes. 

Quoting pikacat:

I remember that book being in our house when I was a kiddo. I never read it though. I don't think my mom subscribed to much of that thinking fortunately.


FoxTroll
by Platinum Member on Apr. 16, 2018 at 2:54 PM

That book needs to be destroyed.

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