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Ch. 14 – Infancy to Childhood: Training Objectives – Shepherding A Child’s Heart (A Synopsis)

Shepherding A Child's HeartIn this installment of our synopsis of Tedd Tripp’s book “Shepherding A Child’s Heart,” we will look at Chapter 14 – Infancy to Childhood: Training Objectives.”

Tripp defines infancy to childhood as that period from birth through age four or five.  During this period, the child is going through astounding changes including:

  • Physical change
  • Social change
  • Intellectual change
  • Spiritual change

At this stage, there needs to be one principle objective to training.  That objective is to instill the following: “HE IS AN INDIVIDUAL UNDER AUTHORITY.  He has been made by God and has a responsibility to obey God in all things.”  Submitting to parents is the result of being under God’s authority.  In other words, submitting to authority is what God has called children to do.  This training must start when they are infants – Tripp suggests the second you bring them home from the hospital.

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