Yes another “parenting” book recommending spanking/hitting/whipping babies and children in the name of Jesus.
The Book-“Shepherding a Child’s Heart” by Ted Tripp . Made me nauseous to read . I really couldn’t get through some of the passages and just cry when I think of the abuse and torture of children that goes on in attempts to control and instill fear in children and often in the name of Jesus!
The book is being sold on Amazon- http://www.amazon.com/gp/product//0966378601/ref=cm_rv_thx_view/103-1935090-9429457
Please write a review of this book and/or contact Amazon and ask them to stop selling.
For more info on actual content of the book, visit www.stoptherod.net It has actual quotes and passages from the book.
Passages from this book on how to physically abuse your child
p.151 Tripp describes the whipping procedure: take the child to a private place (so nobody can stop the abuse), make the child confess, tell the child “how many swats he will receive”, put the child over your lap (as Tripp says, to “put the spanking in the context of your physical relationship” (!!)), pull the child’s diapers or “drawers” down and whip them. Then pull the child up and show affection.
p.152 If the child is angry about being whipped, then “the discipline session is not over” and Tripp says to whip them some more until they are “sweet”.
p.153 “Because you are dealing with young children, there is a heavy emphasis on the undeniably tactile experience of spanking.”
p.154 “When your child is old enough to resist your directives, he is old enough to be disciplined. Rebellion can be something as simple as an infant struggling against a diaper change or stiffening out his body when you want him to sit on your lap. When our oldest child was approximately 8 months old, we were confronted with parenting our first mobile child. We had a bookshelf constructed of boards and bricks. Fearing the shelf would fall on him, Margy told him not to pull himself up by the shelf. After moving him away from the shelf, she left the room. As she peeked in on him, she observed him surveying the room. Not seeing her, he headed back toward the forbidden bookshelf. Here was a young child, not yet able to walk or to talk, looking to see if the coast was clear so he could disobey. Obviously, he was old enough to be disciplined.”