Love and logic parenting book
Parenting With Love and Logic by Foster W. ClineI bought this book, as well as 4 other parenting books, so that I could compare a bunch of different theories and techniques and decide what spoke to me.
I found it interesting and there was plenty that was useful, however there was a lot that I didnt agree with. I think that there are a lot of responses to children that they call Logical consequences that I call punishment all dressed up in disguise. I dont know how this couldnt come across as inauthentic to children and get more annoying to them as they get older. I was disturbed by the idea of the option that if children arent behaving than maybe they are choosing to be shut in their rooms with a towel between the door and the door jam to keep the door essentially locked shut. This would be very traumatic for my toddler and it isnt at all the message that I want to send. I also dont think that I could send my child to daycare or school without clothes or outside on a cold day without a coat if they werent ready on time, etc. However, I am sure there will come a time when using such a method will be useful. When I was in HS, I had to pay for a cab to school when I missed the school bus. That was a reasonable and effective logical consequence.
I recommend Positive Discipline, which incorporates logical consequences, but they arent just punishments in disguise, and it seems to me to be a much more compassionate way to parent.
What is Parenting With Love and Logic
But for Bill and Melinda Gates, one particular philosophy has been an important guide as they navigated the parenting waters: Love and Logic. My daughter Phoebe and I love reading all kinds of books and are big fans of johngreenwritesbooks. Foster Cline, a psychiatrist, and Dr. The three experts created the parenting model in order to help moms and dads learn how to reel in their own emotions when disciplining their children, and instead use love and empathy to teach consequences, establish boundaries and build healthy parent-child relationships. In other words, rather than yell or scold, parents should show restraint when addressing issues with their children.
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