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Parenting With Love and Logic: Experience
Guest Author: Foster Cline & Lisa Green
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parenting with love and logicOne of my favorite, empowering parenting books when my kids were younger was Parenting with Love and Logic, by Foster Cline and Jim Fay. The timeless wisdom in this book spawned many creative measures in the way I approached discipline, especially in those areas that would cause any normal parent to want to give up and move to a deserted island. After this video series, I'll share a couple ideas that really worked for our family. In the mean time, I hope you enjoy the ideas presented and be sure to read the book—it's a keeper!

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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