Wednesday, January 09, 2008
Marc and I have pretty much hung our parenting hat on a book called 'Shepherding a Child's Heart' by Ted Tripp. Being avid readers we quickly learned that we could be overwhelmed by information and options in the way that we raised our kids. Through prayer and agony, discussion with parents in a similar stage, and parents that had already passed through, we made a decision. So that has been our primary reference book.
I'm not sure how I found this new book, but I am so glad that I did. "Don't Make Me Count to Three", by Ginger Plowman is AMAZING. She attributes a lot of her thinking to the book mentioned about by Ted Tripp, and is published by the same group... shepherdpress.com.
It felt like a good review of our 'primary resource' written by a mom, for a mom. She has a wonderful sense of humor and a real sense of grace. I especially love her dwelling on the Word of God as our primary tool for reaching our children's hearts.
A chapter that was particularly convicting and that we are all benefiting from was a chapter that talked about why NOT to scold our children.
Thank you Ginger, for your work and wisdom. May God bless you and your family.