Love and Logic
I have to clarify that I am not perfect with Love and Logic. Not even close. I have read the book Love and Logic Magic for Early Childhood - several times. Still not perfect. However, that doesn't stop me from being completely on board with this parenting program.
The beauty of Love and Logic is that it enables the parent to remain calm in the face of tantrums, and also puts the responsibility back on a child to solve their own problems. It allows a parent to give their child positive choices, and also teaches natural consequences where a child can learn the lesson they need to in a loving environment.
In the coming weeks, I would love to discuss issues that you parents are having with your children. Maybe together we can come up with a Love and Logic solution. Feel free to email me at sanitysessions at gmail dot com with your questions and I will try to address as many as possible each week using Love and Logic concepts.
Because, as my friend Emily says, we need to raise our kids so that other people can stand them.
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I'm a trained Love & Logic facilitator and could be a resource for you. My website has free articles, reports, free monthly conference calls, all to help parents implement these great skills. Check it out at www.headandheartparent.comReplyDelete
Hi Heidi, I'm interested in your thoughts on kids being mean to their siblings. Here are some scenarios that I've seen repeated over and over by these particular kids (these are 3 different families, yes, all related to me):ReplyDelete
-- 2 1/2 year old with a newly crawling baby sister. She touches his toy, he knocks her to the ground so she hits her head.
-- 12 year old boy waits until any moment when his parents' attention is turned and then does something to bug his 9 year old sister until she screams. Granted, she'll scream at very little provocation, but sometimes what he's doing is pinched hard or yanking her hair.
-- 11 and 12 year old sisters make a big point of excluding their 8 year old brother from any activity. Example: The girls will announced, "We're going outside and you CAN'T COME." Boy wants more than anything to be one of the big kids.
As I write this, I'm getting bummed out that kids can be such jerks to each other. :(
Lisa - excellent scenarios and ones that I would love to address in the coming weeks. The key to Love and Logic is to teach the PARENT how to parent without yelling, screaming, or beating their kids. It allows the parent to take the emotion out of the discipline.ReplyDelete
I will start with the 2 1/2 year old this week and move on from there.