I Can't Believe You Just Said That! Biblical Wisdom for Taming Your Child's Tongue By Ginger Hubbard
The bestselling author of Don't Make Me Count to Three! lays out a simple, Bible-based plan that shows parents how to help their kids tame their tongues and walk in the transforming power of Christ.
Parents are often embarrassed or shocked by what comes out of their children's mouths. Frustrated, they raise their voices, threaten, and coerce to try to change the behavior. But what if there were a plan--pulled directly from God's Word--that equipped parents to see the root behind their kids' words? A plan that helped them address the heart of the matter in a calm and effective way?
In I Can't Believe You Just Said That! Ginger Hubbard offers parents her revolutionary three-step plan to reach beyond the outward behaviors of tongue-related struggles--such as lying, tattling, and whining--to address the heart. After all, as we are told in Matthew 12:34, "the mouth speaks what the heart is full of." She provides a blueprint for moving beyond the ineffective methods of scolding, ignoring the offense, or merely administering punishment and resets the misconception that parenting is about rigid rule setting or behavior management. Hubbard challenges readers to view their children's outbursts as opportunities to point them to Christ and his transformational power and leads them into a whole new method of parenting.
I received a complimentary copy.
Cassandra's review- The book offers a good amount of redirection and help for a nervous religious parent. It is faith based and would be suited to someone who enjoys that. I like that this author chose to use the scripture in a good way versus the beat the kid route that some people view to be normal. Of course language is learned and if your child is saying it, they heard it somewhere first. Right?