Love and Logic Magic When Kids Leave You Speechless

Wednesday, July 28, 2010
Jim Fay and Charles Fay, Ph.D

When my boys were tiny I stumbled upon a Love and Logic course. It saved my sanity and let my sons and I diminish the power struggles. We are now heading towards August and I feel my blood pressure rising with the heat and humidity-definately time for a refresher course. I picked up Love and Logic Magic When Kids Leave You Speechless with the intent to read through it and magically be a better parent. Well, I've read through it and now I intend to read a chapter or two a day the rest of the summer so I can put what I've read into consistent action.


The entire book is devoted to providing advice on neutralizing arguing and power struggles. There are countless examples of real-life arguments from "it's not fair!" to "make him stop!". The authors provide a real life example amd thoughts and questions to help the reader evaluate what is happening and being learned form the exchange. Wonderful wise words are scattered throughout-" To avoid a fight with your kids, tell them what you will provide, not what they have to do." The authors also provide models of saner, shorter exchanges utilizing their techniqus so the parent isn't sucked into the argument.


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