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Parenting With Love and Logic: Encouragement
Guest Author: Dr. Foster Cline & Lisa Green
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What is true encouragement? Is it merely praise or is there more? Today, learn the two magic phrases for helping your kids internalize positive feelings about themselves through interactive encouragement. And don't be dissuaded by the subtitle for children with health issues—these are great tips for raising any kids!

The only thing I would add to the message is that we are raising our children to feel good about who God made them to be and to acknowledge that He is responsible for their gifts, abilities, and accomplishments. We want them to feel good about Jesus in them, enabling and empowering them for the mission! Hey, I guess we have a couple more "e's" to add!


parenting with love and logicFrom Library Journal: Psychiatrist Cline and educator Fay's "Love and Logic" parenting method advocates raising responsible children through practice. "Helicopter" parents hover around their children while "drill sergeant" parents give orders to theirs, they claim. Neither of these styles permits children to learn how to make choices and learn from the consequences. The result is that as early as adolescence these children too often make bad decisions. In the context of a healthy, loving relationship, "Love and Logic" parents teach their children responsibility and the logic of life by solving their own problems, providing skills for coping in the real world. After laying out the principles of "Love and Logic," the authors provide "parenting pearls," which are strategies for applying the method to actual situations such as back-seat battles in the car, homework, and keeping bedrooms clean.

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