Are you ever embarrassed or shocked by what comes
out of your child’s mouth? Do you raise your voice, threaten, and
coerce, but find yourself frustrated because nothing seems to work?
In I Can’t Believe You Just Said That!,
Ginger Hubbard provides a practical, three-step plan to reach beyond
the behaviors of tongue-related struggles—such as lying, tattling, and
whining—to address your child’s heart. After all, as Matthew 12:34 tells
us, "the mouth speaks what the heart is full of."
By moving past
the idea that parenting is about rigid rule-setting or behavior
management, we can set aside ineffective practices such as scolding,
ignoring the offense, or merely administering punishment. Instead, we
start to see that our children’s outbursts are prime opportunities for
the ultimate goal of all parenting: to guide them to the redemptive work
of Jesus and his transformational power.