Love and Logic Strategy of Catch Phrases Can Be Controversial

My weekly article on GNMParents (now ForeverParenting.com) went up yesterday, and I wasn’t expecting Stu to have a response. But he did. Which is great because he pushed me to really think about what I am doing and why. From the article: Tonight though, I think I hit on what will work for both me […]

Disobedience Wastes Time

I’ve been pondering deeply my routine failures lately at being loving and logical when the boys disobey or are otherwise annoying. A hallmark of the Love and Logic approach is for parents to shut. up. and let kids learn from their mistakes. Shutting up? Not a strength. I like to explain things waaaaay too much […]

Do You Tell Your Children They’re Stupid?

I’ve written before about the Love and Logic books and how I have tried to implement the strategies in my own parenting. Have you read any of the books yet? You should try it…you may like it! A strategy that I’ve got down cold is the questioning to resolve conflict technique. I’ve talked my way […]

Do Your Kids Apologize Without a Power Struggle?

I haven’t talked much about Love and Logic lately and I want to give you an update. After reading the books 3 or so years ago I still see great wisdom in the approach. I’ll be honest: being loving while I’m being logical doesn’t exactly come easy. 🙂 Logic….I’ve got that down pat. I can […]

Pouty Pete and the Power Pinky

The Manager has been experimenting with pouting lately. It hasn’t been working out too well, as his sense of humor is developing nicely thankyouverymuch. I usually can get him laughing quickly thus foiling his dastardly pouting plot. Today he tried it again, and I called him Pouty Pete. (I don’t know what started me exactly, […]

Sibling Rivalry: Principals to Keep the Peace

Sibling squabbles…the bane of many parent’s existence. Conflicts include all manner of button-pushing, name-calling, manipulation, one-upmanship, and can degenerate into physical dustups quickly. So what can we do to solve the problem? Let me start by saying that there’s no one strategy or approach that’s going to be a cure-all. There’s not. Children are still […]