What Is Parenting with Love and Logic?
"I don't understand it. The techniques my parents used so effectively
just don't seem to work with kids today." Does this statement sound
familiar to you? A lot of parents today are wondering what to do with
their kids and are frustrated because the old techniques just don't seem
to get the job done.
Parents want to enjoy their kids, have fun with them, and enjoy a less stressful family life. But even if their kids are trouble-free right now, they fear what the coming teenage years will bring.
At no time in history have parents been more unsure of their parental
role. Even the best are not all that sure about whether they are using
the best techniques. They say that their kids don't appear to be much
like the ones they knew in years past.
A lot of conflicting philosophies have been presented over the last
30 years. Many of these sound good, but don't seem to do the job of
helping children become respectful, responsible, and a joy to be around.
Many ideas, offered with the best of intentions, center around making
sure that kids are comfortable and feeling good about themselves in
order to have a good self-concept. However, we have discovered
that self-confidence is achieved through struggle and achievement, not
through someone telling you that you are number one.
Self-confidence is not developed when kids are robbed of the opportunity
to discover that they can indeed solve their own problems with caring