Rick Shrader‘s Review:
Tedd Tripp wrote this book in 1995 and I have read the 2005 edition. It is also available in a 2012 edition and also on Kindle. Tripp and his wife have also authored, “Instructing a Child’s Heart”. Though Tripp sometimes uses worn out criticisms of “rule keeping” as legalism and likes to use Christian School kids as bad examples, the main propositions of the book are very good. His constant theme is that the parent must realize his stewardship before God and the child must also realize his own. The parent guides, instructs, and disciplines because God has instructed him to. The child obeys and follows because God has instructed him to. If both understand this stewardship from God, living out their roles becomes a faith journey.