What is Love and Logic®?
A balance of love, mutual respect, limits and accountability, designed to help kids become happy, self-controlled adults.
The Love in Love and Logic means that we love our kids so much that we are willing to set and enforce limits. This Love also means that we do so with sincere compassion and empathy.
The Logic in Love and Logic happens when we allow children to make decisions, make affordable mistakes and experience the natural or logical consequences. When we balance this with sincere empathy, they develop the following logic:
"The quality of my life depends on the quality of my choices."
With the loving, yet powerful tools of Love and Logic, we can help our children make good choices and experience happy lives while maintaining their love and respect. The benefits are enormous!
Parents receive positive tools for raising happy and well-behaved kids –
techniques built around the science of caring, respectful relationships.
Educators receive practical classroom management tools that save time and energy –
positive techniques for maintaining calm and effective classrooms.
Children develop into responsible, self-controlled adults prepared to resist peer pressure, drugs, alcohol, violence, and other dangerous behaviors that hurt themselves and others.
Everyone learns powerful social and emotional skills helpful to all relationships – marriage, employee-customer, employer-employee, adult child taking care of an elderly parent, etc.
Love and Logic Institute
More than 40 years ago, Jim Fay (an experienced educator and school principal) and Foster W. Cline, M.D. (a child psychiatrist experiencing success with severely disturbed youth) began developing Love and Logic® strategies in schools. Their goal was to help educators stay emotionally healthy while teaching them to guide students toward becoming respectful, responsible and happy citizens. Due to their success and world-wide demand, these concepts were also adapted for use by parents in the home. Their books, Teaching with Love and Logic®, Parenting with Love and Logic®, Parenting teens with Love and Logic®, remain worldwide gold standards. In response to the continuing demand, the Love and Logic Institute, Inc. was created, more training materials were developed, and made available to educators and parents to help our children learn to make good choices and experience happy lives while maintaining their love and respect.
Currently, Dr. Charles Fay, Ph.D. serves as President of the Love and Logic Institute. Dr. Fay, a psychologist, continues to lead the Institute in the development of more effective communication and training tools. A visit to their website provides links to the many resources available.