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workshop is so much more insightful…

We took the all ages program at our kids schools. We had heard about Love and Logic from our pediatrician and read the book. The workshop is so much more insightful and entertaining than the book. Jean did a great job, she was very helpful and we were able to put these tools to use right away! Thank you!!!

Vikki M

2014-09-03T21:56:56+00:00

Vikki M

We took the all ages program at our kids schools. We had heard about Love and Logic from our pediatrician and read the book. The workshop is so much more insightful and entertaining than the book. Jean did a great job, she was very helpful and we were able to put these tools to use View Full →

WOW… it really does work!

After a brief conversation with Jean about what to do when kids lie, I tried it on my daughter the night before last and WoW...it really does work!

I didn't get angry, I didn't ACCUSE her of lying (ie back her in a corner). I said, "Sydney, that feels in my heart like that story is not the truth".

"MOM...IT IS!!!!"

"Ok. Sydney. I just want you to know that I am not angry and you aren't going to get in trouble if it is a lie. I'm just really worried about our relationship. If that IS a lie, what do you think it would do to our relationship with each other?".

She gives me a thumbs down, but doesn't say anything.

"I said yea, I think so too. I really want a GREAT relationship with you because I LOVE YOU."

She was real quiet for a while and say's, the story was not true.

I said "Thank you for telling the truth! Now our relationship is still GREAT!"

I told my husband the new strategy and the story I gave you above. He was so impressed he went to work yesterday and retold the story!! He then said, we should say just about the same thing when our son tries to argue with us.

We can't wait to use, "By you continuing to not take NO for an answer, what do you think that will do to our relationship?".

Thank you, Thank you, Thank you! I felt like I have been at my WITS END, and this has definitely given me a new lease on parenting!

Kristin A.

2014-09-03T20:37:36+00:00

Kristin A.

After a brief conversation with Jean about what to do when kids lie, I tried it on my daughter the night before last and WoW…it really does work! I didn’t get angry, I didn’t ACCUSE her of lying (ie back her in a corner). I said, “Sydney, that feels in my heart like that story View Full →

so simple…

Our son hadn’t been doing his bathroom chore this month. I just gave it a turbo clean. In addition to having Xbox on the shelf until we are not worried it will be a distraction to his responsibilities, we had the following conversation: Me – “Sweetie, since you haven’t been doing your bathroom chore for the entire month of April, do you think it’s fair that you will switch to doing the dishwasher without having to do a month of the bathroom?” Son – “Well, No. But I think he (brother) is going to want to switch.” Me – “Good point. I think since he has been doing his dishwasher chore for the month of April, it wouldn’t be fair for him to do it for another month.” Son – “SNAP! I know where this is going! Don’t do it, don’t do it..(slightly smiling…slightly sighing). Me – “You guessed it buddy. For the month of May, you will have both the dishwasher and the bathroom. When we are not worried about chores getting done or your room being a cyclone, we can talk about having Xbox back in our lives. Thank you for handling this so well. Love ya!” Loved that he figured out where I was going and I didn’t even have to say it! Love that kid!

J Wagner

2014-09-03T21:38:06+00:00

J Wagner

Our son hadn’t been doing his bathroom chore this month. I just gave it a turbo clean. In addition to having Xbox on the shelf until we are not worried it will be a distraction to his responsibilities, we had the following conversation: Me – “Sweetie, since you haven’t been doing your bathroom chore for View Full →

just what my husband and I needed…

This series of workshops were just what my husband and I needed! My kids are making contributions “chores” to the household duties without fuss! I have learned many effective tips to create a more cohesive family! Thank you Caroline!

Carlene

2014-09-03T22:16:55+00:00

Carlene

This series of workshops were just what my husband and I needed! My kids are making contributions “chores” to the household duties without fuss! I have learned many effective tips to create a more cohesive family! Thank you Caroline!

my favorite “Love and Logic” moment…

I have referred to myself as a “Love and Logic Parent” for several years now.

Introduced to just small pieces of the program here and there left me wanting for more. I eventually sought out training by the creators themselves, Jim Fay and Foster Cline. At first, my husband was a little leery of the program, thinking I was bringing home more of my counselory-hocus-pocus. However, after seeing the results with our daughter, he too was sucked in.

To share one of my favorite “Love and Logic” moments in our home, I will first have to describe a usual situation with our 11-year-old, full of the preteen eye rolling and the what’s-in-it-for-me attitude.

After grocery shopping one afternoon last summer, we had to bring in all the goodies when we got home. With our car full of bags and her baby brother in his car seat, my daughter stood at our front door waiting to be let in. Oh, she was a sight! Completely oblivious to the world, her ears plugged with her infamous iPod, she stood there, arms crossed and foot tapping. No offer to help. No care if the rest of us got out of the car.

I looked over and fantasized about all that I wanted to say to her: “Get your butt over here and help me. After all I do for you?"

And then a little voice in my head reminded me of Love and Logic parenting. I told myself to bite my tongue for a bit. “Remember, Christy: No reminders. No nagging or complaining. No lectures. Let the consequence do the teaching.”

After carrying my son in my arms with the diaper bag, my purse, a couple of grocery bags on my fingers and my keys in the other hand, I let us all in. My daughter skipped down to her room. I had two more trips to make.

After putting everything away, I reconsidered whether I wanted to bring her up and let her know how disappointed I was. I waited till my husband got home and updated him on the latest of her teen moments. We agreed to delay the consequence for another time she wanted something.

Days went by and she knew nothing about my plan. Everything went on as usual.

One day, my daughter came up and asked in her really sweet voice, “Mooooommmm, can you take me and my friend to the mall?”

In my sweetest voice, I replied, “Oh honey, I’ve got bad news. Remember the other day when we came home after going to the store and I had to carry your brother and all the groceries in by myself? Yeah. I am just too exhausted from that. It was really rough. And I just am afraid I don’t have enough energy to take you to the mall today. Maybe next time.”

I walked off and left her stunned and speechless. She is used to Love and Logic and knows that if she started to argue with me I would simply state, “Love you too much to argue.”

Needless to say, and without any other discussion about this, she is now the first one grabbing bags out of the car after we go grocery shopping. And then I get to think, "Wow, what a nice young woman she is turning out to be!"

Ann R

2014-09-03T20:25:49+00:00

Ann R

I have referred to myself as a “Love and Logic Parent” for several years now. Introduced to just small pieces of the program here and there left me wanting for more. I eventually sought out training by the creators themselves, Jim Fay and Foster Cline. At first, my husband was a little leery of the View Full →

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