I am a huge fan of the parenting philosophy Love and Logic. I have had a ton of training as a teacher and have continued my education in the field as a parent. I have friends ask me where to start, so I thought I’d share the basics with you!
Love and Logic® provides simple and practical techniques to help parents with kids of all ages:
Raise responsible kids
Have more fun in their role
Easily and immediately (first use) change their children’s behavior
Love and Logic reminds me that you can raise respectful and responsible children and that in doing so, parents have more patience for their children. Parents have more fun with less tears in the household!
It’s not hard to learn or use. I think it’s SUPER important to get your parenting partner on board. Take a workshop together or sign up for the 2-hour webinar (for toddlers and preschoolers). Dave and I help each other out when we are talking to our 2-year old. When we get stumped on using the Love and Logic language, we are there to help each other out. It’s good to have someone make sure you are following through since you will learn that your word is very important in raising respectful and responsible children.
You will learn that empathy is one of the most important character traits you can teach your children. I will be writing a great big post on empathy in a few weeks! Stay tuned! According to the Love and Logic gurus: Empathy creates thinking. Anger and frustration create resentment.
I read this review and thought Marta said it well here:
The authors begin by guiding parents in developing the relational building blocks of effective parenting. They then proceed to forty-one practical examples of love-and-logic parenting. This method teaches children to think, to decide, and to live with their decisions within the environment of a healthy, loving relationship with their parents. Twenty-three Love and Logic Tips are then provided to parents. They include such topics as The ˜V’ of Love and When to step in, When to Stay out of Kids’ Problems. Readers will explore their own parenting style and discover where growth and developing new skills will put the fun back in parenting and how to nurture responsible children.