I found this book to be disturbing on many levels. She uses scripture out of context to manipulate her children into obedience and obviously has no education in the field of child development. She blatently states that if you do not spank your child you are disobeying God. My pediatrician husband and I find this highly offensive and it shows complete ignorance with regard to developmental stages. If you need to justify why you spank your child for every offense, this book is for you. I regret buying it and find it hard to believe that well meaning Christians subscribe to this "theology".
The best book out there on biblical child-rearing. It is an excellent companion to "Shepherding a Child's Heart" because of it's practical application of the theology in Ted Tripp's work. It should be compulsory reading for every Christian parent.
This is a favorite. It is where my husband and I found one of our favorite parenting quotes. "Right away, all the way and with a happy heart". We have thought of stenciling those words on our children's wall!!It is a great book, an easy read and one that I have gone back and purchased for friends.
I read this book after reading "Shepherding a Child's Heart" by Ted Tripp, and I found Plowman's book to be a lot easier (as a mother of toddlers) to use. Not only is it a quicker read than Tripp's book, it is also very easy to refer back to when you're having a difficult day with your little ones. I find myself reading parts of it once a week to keep the scripture firm in my mind as I'm striving to reach my boy's hearts instead of just their behavior. I strongly recommend this book to ALL moms!