Shepherding a Child's Heart Quotes.

1. "All behavior is linked to attitudes of the heart. Therefore, discipline must address attitudes of the heart."
- Tedd Tripp, Shepherding a Child's Heart

2. "The finest art of communication is not learning how to express your thoughts. It is learning how to draw out the thoughts of another."
- Tedd Tripp, Shepherding a Child's Heart

3. "Recognizing that God has called you to function as his agent defines your task as a parent. Our culture has reduced parenting to providing care. Parents often see the task in these narrow terms. The child must have food, clothes, a bed, and some quality time. In sharp contrast to such a weak view, God has called you to a more profound task than being only a care-provider. You shepherd your child in God's behalf. The task God has given you is not one that can be conveniently scheduled. It is a pervasive task. Training and shepherding are going on whenever you are with your children. Whether waking, walking, talking or resting, you must be involved in helping your child to understand life, himself, and his needs from a biblical perspective (Deuteronomy 6:6-7)."
- Tedd Tripp, Shepherding a Child's Heart

4. "You should encourage your children to see the needs of those around them."
- Tedd Tripp, Shepherding a Child's Heart

5. "I have spoken to many parents who feared they were producing little hypocrites who were proud and self-righteous. Hypocrisy and self-righteousness is the result of giving children a keepable law and telling them to be good. To the extent they are successful, they become like the Pharisees....The genius of Phariseeism was that it reduced the law to a keepable standard of externals that any self-disciplined person could do. In their pride and self-righteousness, they rejected Christ."
- Tedd Tripp, Shepherding a Child's Heart

6. "Proverbs 12:15–16 says: The way of a fool seems right to him, but a wise man listens to advice. A fool shows his annoyance at once, but a prudent man overlooks an insult."
- Tedd Tripp, Shepherding a Child's Heart

7. "We give them material things and take delight in their delight in possessions. Then we hope that somewhere down the line they will see that a life worth living is found only in knowing and serving God."
- Tedd Tripp, Shepherding a Child's Heart

8. "The parent can change his mind in the context of respectful appeal, but not in the presence of blatant rebellion."
- Tedd Tripp, Shepherding a Child's Heart

9. "The most powerful way to keep your children from being attracted by the offers of camaraderie from the wicked is to make home an attractive place to be."
- Tedd Tripp, Shepherding a Child's Heart

10. "Moms and dads tell the children what to do. Kids tell their parents their wishes and dreams."
- Tedd Tripp, Shepherding a Child's Heart

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