After over 20 years of hands-on parenting and countless how-to books, it would have been easy for me to dismiss any new parenting book as a rehash of what we already know and sell. If I had, we both might have missed out on a truly amazing book. While this can be a stand-alone title, I like to think of it as Shepherding a Child's Heart - The Rest of the Story. Whereas Shepherding a Child's Heart lays a great foundation for why dealing with actions and not the heart is ultimately futile, Don't Make Me Count to Three builds on that by giving sensible tips on how to address heart problems.
With the practical application of Scripture, Ginger Plowman teaches both experienced and inexperienced moms how to move beyond their children's surface behavior and instead focus on issues of the heart. Divided into three sections, this book covers in detail ways to reach our children's hearts, how to give a Biblical reproof, and what is the Biblical use of a rod.