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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.

Also included is Wise Words for Moms, an indispensable resource for those moms who sincerely desire to respond Biblically to discipline issues. With its calendar-like format, it is easy to scan this guide for your child's misbehavior, find the suitable heart questions to ask, and see at a glance the appropriate Bible verses for reproof and encouragement.

Don't Make Me Count to Three
Author: Ginger Plowman
Pages: 144
Binding: Paperback
Copyright: 2004
ISBN: 978-0972304641
Publisher: Shepherd Press
Made In: USA

Wise Words for Moms
Author: Ginger Plowman
Pages: 10
Binding: Paperback
Copyright: 2001
ISBN: 978-0966378665
Publisher: Shepherd Press
Made In: USA

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Stop Counting! June 14, 2012
Reviewer: Threeboysmama  
This book is an easy read that gives practical ideas for teaching your children. I found her technique for replacing the wrong behavior with the right choice to be particularly helpful. I often recommend this book to others, with the caveat that I disagree with her position that spanking is a Biblically required disciplinary tactic for Christians. If you can take those portions with a grain of salt, there is a lot of good in this book!

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Biblical & Practical Parenting!!! WONDERFUL! September 27, 2011
Reviewer: DD from Birmingham, AL United States  
Ginger Plowman shows how to easily and practically apply the biblical principles of Shepherding a Child's Heart by Tripp. Through real life examples she demonstrates HOW TO effectively use the Bible in the daily struggle of handling our children's sin and seeing these as OPPORTUNITIES to train our children's hearts!  She shows how to use heart discerning questions and the use of scripture in helping our children discern their own hearts.  Used with Wise Words for Moms you have an IMMENSELY VALUABLE TOOL for parenting.  The fruit of consistently applying these truths to our children are yielding the peaceful fruit of righteousness!

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A lot of information in one place October 19, 2010
Reviewer: Anonymous Person from Buckeye, AZ United States  
I liked this book and thought it had a lot of wisdom that was similar to other things I had read, but it was nice that it was all in one place.  I liked how she kept the Lord as the center.  I even used this book to share the gospel with an unsaved neighbor with parenting questions.  I really like the Word of Wisdom chart.  It is a handy way to keep the principles right before you.

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Excellent Book! October 7, 2010
Reviewer: Misty Marr from Buckeye, AZ United States  
This is such a practical hands-on book about child training.  This is specifically geared to the younger age.  I feel this book is a great precursor to the Shepherding Your Child's Heart, by Tedd Tripp.  It helps you get to their heart and train them to do right because it is right.  This is not just a list of "DO's and Don't."  THis is a very Biblically sound book.   I believe that it would be profitable for ever parent to read.  Plus it is an entertaining fun read.  It makes you smile and feel encouraged, rather than feel like a failure.

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Don't make me count to three October 17, 2008
Reviewer: LAURA M. from TACOMA, WA United States  
This book really is helpful to take some of the frustration and anger out of parenting because it puts the focus on God and living our lives honoring Him. The Wise Word chart is so perfect to keep hanging on the wall so that the scriptures that back up  the heart question is right there. Just what you need to put off behaviors that are not God centered and putting on those that are.
 I purchased two of these some time ago and ended up giving them away to others so now I will be buying more for gifts plus keep one for us.

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