Love and Logic is Excellent Discipline For an Autistic Child

(Editor’s note: Today’s guest post is courtesy of Tracy Hall, who explains how the Love and Logic technique can help with autistic children. Thanks Tracy!!) As parents, we all have a tough time deciding on what types of discipline we will use for our children. We want our children to feel loved, but we also […]

Love and Logic Strategy of Catch Phrases Can Be Controversial

My weekly article on GNMParents (now 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 […]

Vocabulary is Important in Parenting

I’ve long been fond of the Love and Logic approach to parenting, mainly because of its focus on putting responsibility on children instead of the parents. By that I mean that children get to learn naturally from their mistakes at a young age. One of the keys to success in this approach is for the […]

Tweaking the Plan Can Reduce Parental Stress

There are a lot of things that mystify me when it comes to my boys; the need to destroy-ahhh, I mean disassemble everything they touch, the constant violence, persistent bathroom humor…ugh. The biggest difficulty has been our differences regarding work. I think work is good. They do not. It’s as simple as that, really. Unfortunately, […]

Your Complaints Do Not Move Me, Young Grasshopper

Still working on the school frustration thing. I talked with Hubby about it and he mentioned that the fact that the older boys don’t have desks to work at bugs him a little. They love to lay on the floor to do their work. I do too, so it’s hard for me to insist on […]

Parenting via Annoyance

I love my boys. Really! I do. But sheesh there are days they drive me nuts. The big issue of late is picking things up. In my fantasy world, they put toys and books and gum wrappers away as soon as they’re done. That? Major fantasy. So yesterday I tried out a new technique that […]