I am thankful for this book and how God has changed my heart through it. It has become a permanent reference guide for our family. It is scripturally sound and the GOSPEL is clearly the foundation on which this book has been written. There are many parenting books full of opinion and "modern techniques" -I believe this book has been written out of biblical truth and because of this, it stands out from the rest. I hope that many read it and benefit from the wisdom that it holds. If not for the clear direction in parenting, but the well being of our children.
Supurb book on the proper way to discipline. There are some negative reviews about the book, but those reviewers seem to have passed over the idea that discipline always involves love. I also have spanked my 8 month old, training her not to pull my moustache, and after only 3 sessions she understood, and has never pulled it again. Of course, they were very gentle spankings (and always on the back of the hand), but hard enough to get her to cry and understand that she did something wrong. As my children grow, the spankings get harder, and move to the backside.
None of my 7 children run around in fear of my spanking them, and they know that I love them.
It's important to realize that when a child feels loved by the parent, even overdoing the spanking will be forgiven.
I think many reviewers only saw the emphasis on spanking, and overlooked the emphasis on love.