Love and Logic refresher, part 2 — Giving up threats and punishments

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  • jeanie orem, UT
    Oct. 18, 2017 11:32 a.m.

    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.

  • Laurels Sandy, UT
    Oct. 18, 2017 10:25 a.m.

    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!