Love and Logic Early Childhood Parenting Made Fun!®
Since 1977, the Love and Logic® Institute has been dedicated to making parenting and teaching fun and rewarding, instead of stressful and chaotic. We provide practical tools and techniques that help adults achieve respectful, healthy relationships with their children and help them prepare their kids for the real world. All of our work is based on a psychologically sound parenting and teaching philosophy called Love and Logic.
How does Love and Logic® work?
Uses humor, hope, and empathy to build up the adult-child relationship
Emphasizes respect and dignity both for children and adults
Provides real limits in a loving way
Teaches consequences and healthy decision making
Love allows children to grow through their mistakes. Logic allows them to live with the consequences of their choices.
The lessons included in the program are as follows:
Handling Misbehavior Without Breaking a Sweat
Teaching Kids to Listen...the First Time
Avoiding Power Struggle
Limits Create Happier Parents, Happier Kids, and Happier Families
What to Do When Your Kids Leave You Speechless
Being With Grace Counseling is currently offering Love and Logic® Early Childhood Parenting Made Fun! parenting classes. Free introductory talk available. Please see Events for dates and locations of upcoming classes.
This Website is not associated with or sponsored by the Love and Logic Institute, Inc. Love and Logic® is a registered trademark of the Love and Logic Institute, Inc. Love and Logic® was founded by Jim Fay and Foster W. Cline, M.D., with continued creative and operational direction by Charles Fay, Ph.D. It is based on the experience of a combined total of over 100 years working with and raising kids and is based on a psychologically sound parenting and teaching philosophy called Love and Logic®. For more information, please go to www.loveandlogic.com or call 1-800-338-4065.
A Bit about Love and Logic
We can't make young people excited about learning… but we can create homes and classrooms where they are inspired to develop this passion from the inside out. Do we desire kids who always require outside-in motivation or kids who have it from the inside out?
When we slide toward the cliff of trying to make kids into highly motivated students, we take on the task of trying to control someone else. Because we can only control our own behavior… and that's quite difficult as well… we find ourselves becoming more and more frustrated with the child and ourselves. It doesn't take long for all of this frustration to push us toward counterproductive behaviors such as threats, lectures, punishment, begging, bribing, and taking more responsibility than the child for learning.
Inspiring high achievement is a puzzle of many pieces. An essential piece involves inspiring by modeling. That is, demonstrating our own excitement and commitment to four key achievement-essential values:
• Willingness to take healthy risks
• An awareness that paying dues earlier in life leads to more contentment later on
These values are most effectively transmitted when our children overhear us describing our real-life experiences. Kids are far more likely to listen when we are talking to someone else just within earshot. They are also far more likely to internalize these lessons when they see that we are positive and passionate about the experience. At least once or twice a week, let them overhear a story like the following:
"I've always been so curious about the software that some of the people are using at work. It's actually a bit complicated… I spent most of Monday afternoon trying to get it to work and couldn't. It's taken me a week to figure out how to create the spreadsheets the right way, but it seems like I'm starting to get it. I felt like giving up, but now I see how great it's going to work. That's exciting! I guess it's like everything else… if it's worth doing and makes life better, it's probably going to be a bit tough in the short term."
Dr. Charles Fay