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Shepherding a Child's Heart - Revised and Updated (Tripp)

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Shepherding a Child's Heart is about how to speak to the heart of your child. The things your child does and says flow from the heart. Luke 6:45 puts it this way: "...out of the overflow of the heart the mouth speaks." Written for parents with children of any age, this insightful book provides perspectives and procedures for shepherding your child's heart into the paths of life.

In this revised edition of Shepherding a Child's Heart, Dr. Tedd Tripp not only draws on his thirty years experience as a pastor, counselor, school administrator, and father, but he also shares insights gained in many years of teaching this material in conferences worldwide, providing more valuable help for parents.

Table of Contents:

Part 1 – Foundations for Biblical Childrearing

1. Getting to the Heart of Behavior

2. Your Child’s Development: Shaping Influences

3. Your Child’s Development: Godward Orientation

4. You’re in Charge

5. Examining Your Goal

6. Reworking Your Goals

7. Discarding Unbiblical Methods

8. Embracing Biblical Methods: Communication

9. Embracing Biblical Methods: Types of Communication

10. Embracing Biblical Methods: A Life of Communication

11. Embracing Biblical Methods: The Rod

12. Embracing Biblical Methods: Appeal to the Conscience

13. Shepherding the Heart Summarized

Part 2 – Shepherding Through the Stages of Childhood

14. Infancy to Childhood: Training Objectives

15. Infancy to Childhood: Training Procedures

16. Childhood: Training Objectives

17. Childhood: Training Procedures

18. Teenagers: Training Objectives

19. Teenagers: Training Procedures 


“Tedd Tripp knows what he is talking about and who he is talking to. He knows children, he knows parents…and he knows the ways of God. This book teaches you what your goals should be and how to pursue these ends practically. It teaches you how to talk to your children and what to talk about. It will inspire you to become a different kind of parent. This is a masterful book." ~ Dr. David Powlison, Westminster Theological Seminary

“With the plethora of material on parenting and the family, it is surprising—and distressing—to see how few books are genuinely biblical. Here is a refreshing exception. Tedd Tripp offers solid, trustworthy, biblical help for parents. If you are looking for the right perspective and practical help, you won’t find a more excellent guide.” ~ Pastor John MacArthur

“Dr. Tripp’s material on parenting is the clearest, most biblically framed, and most helpful that I have ever encountered. It has become the backbone of my own parenting. I am not alone, either. His seminar tapes are by far the most frequently requested biblical teaching materials among my students, counselees, and friends.” ~ Dr. Edward Welch, Christian Counseling and Educational Foundation

“I am glad to recommend this book for its remarkably clear, biblical, and practical teaching. Earnest fathers and mothers will find it also eminently ‘do-able.'” ~ Elisabeth Elliot