Item description for Don't Make Me Count to Three by Ginger Plowman...
Overview Ginger Plowman encourages and equips moms to reach past the outward behavior of their children and dive deeply into the issues of the heart. Giinger's candid approach will help moms move beyond the frustrations of not knowing how to handle issues of disobedience and into a confident, well-balanced approach to raising their children.
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Young hearts, Good Decisions Mar 8, 2007
This book is very insightful and encouraging for all mothers, especially new moms. If your child/children are young, under five, it is the perfect start. Plowman leads you through her own experiences which aid in ideas of reaching your own child's heart. If you can help your child decide what choices demonstate love he/she will be in the right direction in making good choices. And if you start when they're young, hopefully they will choice to do the right things more and more often.
A Very Conversational and Balanced Look at Child-Raising Jan 10, 2007
As young parents looking for resources to help guide us through the maze of raising our children, we found Ginger Plowman's balanced, personal, and very thoughtful approach in Don't Make Me Count to Three refreshing and insightful.
I've read a lot of books on child-raising, all filled with great spiritual wisdom and Biblical instruction and yet many read like stuffy lectures. What Ginger Plowman brings in her book is personal experience, lighthearted wisdom, and an earnest desire to help others raise children who love God.
I'm especialy pleased with her effort because she avoids the dangerous trap of those who subscribe to Biblical child-raising: legalism. As a church kid who has now entered the world of parenting, I have a sensitive eye towards an approach that empahsizes rules rather than a relationship with God. Ultimately our job as parents is not to create moral citizens, but young men and woman who have their own passionate walk with God. Ginger focuses on matters of the heart and shaping a child from the inside-out. I like this balanced approach very much and I think you will as well.
Buy this book--its a delightful and easy read--and you'll see your parenting skills dramatically sharpen.
Don't Make Me Count to Three Jan 5, 2007
I thought this book was an easy reader, very practical, humorous, and helpful in how to implement changes immediately. The material in the book was beneficial for myself as well as my children. It teaches you how to "tweak" your instruction and discipline to get your children to listen and apply, while teaching them the ultimate goal of honoring others, making good decisions, and giving glory to God. I would highly recommend it to any mother looking to parent her child/children in a godly fashion.
To Read Again and Again Dec 16, 2006
I am constantly amazed when I read online reviews of books like this one that reviewers (who claim to have read the book) think the book is about spanking. This book is about how to *communciate* with your child (verbally) about their behavior, responses and thoughts. The author is humble and fun - I completely agree with the other reviewer who said it was like having a friend sit down with you over coffee and share her greater experience. The vast majority of chapters address how to dialogue with your child through Scripture to help them think biblically about their actions. The book does offer ideas for methods other than spanking, such as role-playing correct behavior. I found it refreshing, biblical and encouraging. When I finished the book I was ready to read it again and I had hope for the many years ahead of me.
Love it! Nov 16, 2006
So far so good - 4 chapters in and it gets better. Backed by scripture very well.