September 29, 2011

Parenting With Love And Logic

This is the book I’m reading: Parenting With Love And Logic. Teaching Children Responsibility by Foster Cline, M.D. & Jim Fay.

This book was recommended to us by our family counselor when our oldest was in junior high. This book has been tremendous in guiding us to make better choices with our children while we still have the opportunity to do so.

I decided it was time to pull it back out, blow off the dust and read it all over again.

I will be posting the stuff that stands out to me as I am reading. Small snippets will be italicized to show that I borrowed it from the book.

I may choose to write about how certain aspects of this book affected my own parenting style. Feel free to chime in by leaving a comment. If you are unable to leave a comment you can find my e-mail address within my blogger profile. Write me and let me know if the commenting form is not working for you.

Parenting with love and logic is all about raising responsible kids. It’s a win-win philosophy. Parents win because they love in a healthy way and establish effective control over their kids, without resorting to the anger and threats that will haunt them later through rebellious teenage behavior. Kids win because at an early age they learn responsibility and the logic of life by solving their own problems. Thus they acquire the tools for coping with the real world.

Parents and kids can establish a rewarding relationship built on love and trust in the process. What a deal! Parenting with love and logic puts the fun back in parenting.

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