Today, my nine year old said, “Mom, you’re like a master at Love and Logic” and I said, “Thanks Buddy!” I asked him, “Do you like Love and Logic?” He responded, “Mmmm…yeah” with a shrug. I said, “Oh good, why?” and he said, “It’s really good for parents.” My husband said, “But not good for kids?” and he said, “For kids and grownups! Because someday I can teach my own kids Love and Logic, and they can teach their kids and they can teach their kids!”
Not only did this thrill me, and make me feel like a wonderful parent for the first time this week, it told me something even more important: Kids who experience Love and Logic on a regular basis actually see the good in it!
If you’d like to hear a quick little audio blip on how to handle the many situations where it is hard to find a logical consequence, here it is! Dr. Jim Fay: Energy Drain