Archives

How to Practice “Love and Logic” Parenting, Session 5: What to Do When Your Kids Leave You Speechless

Have your kids ever left you speechless and you just aren’t sure what to say at that exact moment?  This has happened to me.

This is the last session of the “How to Practice ‘Love and Logic’ Parenting” series.  I hope you have enjoyed this information and it has helped you.  I love the “Love and Logic” parenting methods and have found that they really help to make me feel confident as a parent (especially in today’s world) and also help my children to feel confident and loved.

love and logic parenting

Continue reading

How to Practice “Love and Logic” Parenting, Session 4 (b): Limits Create Happier Parents, Happier Kids and Happier Families

Are mornings at your house crazy like ours?  Do you run around getting the kids dressed, fed, lunches made and try to get out the door on time?  Do you wish there was a way to make this entire process run more smoothly and efficiently so you don’t feel like you are running a marathon each morning?  This session is called, “Taking the Mayhem Out of Mornings.”

love and logic parenting

Continue reading

How to Practice “Love and Logic” Parenting, Session 4 (a): Limits Create Happier Parents, Happier Kids and Happier Families

Limits for children can help to create a harmonious atmosphere both in and out of your home.  I really notice that my kids thrive on knowing the rules and knowing their limits.  When you know what to expect and know what your boundaries are, you feel more secure and happy.

love and logic parenting

Continue reading

How to Fill an Easter Basket with Treats that Won’t Compromise Your Child’s Health

I love how excited my kids get around the holidays!  It is so magical to watch their beautiful faces light up when we are all together celebrating Easter, Fourth of July, Thanksgiving and Christmas (and all of the others!).  But, I hate all of the junk and candy they get at these special times.  For the past few years, I have been getting away from filling Easter baskets with a lot of candy.  I still bought a couple candy items for the baskets but just never felt great about it since I know what is in the candy I was choosing.  But, this year, I decided to do something different and I feel good about it!

Easter baskets
(Photo courtesy of www.thepartyworks.com)

Continue reading

How to Practice “Love and Logic” Parenting, Session 3: Avoiding Power Struggles

We have power struggles at my house every single day and they can be exhausting if not handled correctly.  My husband and I have to really remember the tools from the Love and Logic class that I took.  I find that the most power struggles are with our 3 year old son.  Our almost 7 year old daughter seems to be getting more mature and understands that everything does not need to be a power struggle.  She has also had more years of exposure to Love and Logic methods which I think makes a huge difference as well.

love and logic parenting

Continue reading

How to Practice “Love and Logic” Parenting, Session 2: Teaching Kids to Listen… the First Time

Part 2 of this series, “Teaching Kids to Listen… the First Time,” was a very good reminder for me.  Again, this article in no way replaces the actual Love and Logic class (www.loveandlogic.com), which I highly recommend.  I feel like I am re-learning what I initially learned in the Love and Logic class a few years ago by re-reading all of the information, and my notes, in the parent handbook.  I am currently having issues with this with both my son and daughter so how appropriate that I am now writing this article. Continue reading

How to Practice “Love and Logic” Parenting, Session 1: Handling Misbehavior Without Breaking a Sweat

A few years ago I took a “Love and Logic” parenting class.  This information in no way replaces the actual class which I highly recommend.  You can find information about the classes at www.loveandlogic.com.  I would like to share some of the Love and Logic guidelines we use each day with our children that I learned a few years ago. Continue reading

What I Have Learned About Spanking Children

To spank or not to spank?  If you have children, I am sure you have asked yourself this question and/or had a conversation with someone about this. It can be a very heated, controversial subject.  Back in my parents’ day, spanking was the accepted form of discipline.  Since then, a lot of studies have been done about how spanking emotionally and psychologically affects kids. Continue reading