I Can’t Believe You Just Said That!
Biblical Wisdom for Taming Your Child’s Tongue
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.
About the Author
Ginger Hubbard is a sought-after speaker, author, and an award-winning writer. She has spoken at hundreds of parenting conferences, mom’s events, and homeschool conventions across the country. Ginger is a veteran homeschooling mother of two adult children and stepmom to two much-adored stepsons. She and her husband reside in Opelika, Alabama.
Table of Contents
- I Know You Didn’t Just Say That
- What’s a Good Parent to do?
A Note from Ginger
“As a mom, it’s always nice to have tools in your toolbox to help navigate parenting issues. This book deals with any issue you can think of dealing with the mouth. It covers whining, tattling, arguing, yelling, interrupting, and many more. I really enjoyed the biblical wisdom and personal examples Ginger shared. I would recommend this book to any mom as it is filled with practical info to help you navigate these issues with your child. This was perfect timing for me as my littles are just beginning to get to this verbal stage.
I loved how Ginger has 3 easy steps for each issue and also found her tips so helpful and practical. You can use Ginger’s input like a guide. If you have ever thought, I wish someone would just give me a script in helping my child with these verbal issues, this is the book for you.” — Lyndsey