Tag Archives: Lydia Schatz

“Biblical” Parenting: A Review of Reb Bradley’s “Child Training Tips”

“The small collection of homeschooling families who attended Reb Bradley’s church Hope Chapel along with my family had high hopes for their children. Yet in the dozen years since, many sincere and dedicated parents have seen all their work fall apart before their very eyes as their children reached adulthood, or even earlier. I am one of many who didn’t ‘turn out right,’ yet another disappointment to the former parents and leadership of Hope Chapel.”

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To Break Down a Child: A Call for Stories about Pearl-Style Discipline

“It is time for those of us familiar with the teachings of Michael and Debi Pearl to speak up and speak against these abusive methods. It’s time to show that the damage of the Pearl’s method goes beyond just a few parents who got out of control. It’s time to show that it’s justifiable for the Pearl’s teachings to be linked to these horrible outcomes.”

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