LOVE parenting with Love and Logic. I agree with the previous post.
It changed the way I parented and at a time that I was so tired of the daily
battles. I had 4 kids under the age of 5 and mothering was so draining. I happened on a class and the principles taught brought back my joy in
being a parent. The battles became the kids, not mine. I just helped them
through them as they needed. All my kids are now young adults and
the fruits of this style of parenting have been great.
Love & Logic Parenting totally changed how I parented my children. Allowing my children to experience the consequences of their actions
when they were little--when the consequences were "affordable"--paid
enormous dividends when they got older. It cemented in their minds that choices
have consequences--good and bad depending on the decisions that are made. This
realization made them so much more dependable and responsible regarding their
school work, and in many other aspects of their lives.Expecting my
children to solve their own problems when they were small--with me acting as a
sounding board when they asked for help in thinking things through--helped them
develop problem-solving skills. These skills enabled them to do well in their
careers, be better equipped to deal with challenges that come their way, and
made them more resilient, a character trait that is sadly lacking throughout
much of our society.I love the concept of "Energy Drain".
Any time I said they were causing an energy drain, the kids knew they had to
quickly put together a creative bargaining scheme to set things right, and to
stop that drain. Love & Logic Parenting is amazing!