At the end of my classes, people write note to themselves and I mail them a month later. Here's a recent one:
"Allow them to make mistakes. Be calm and always loving. Remember to lighten up, find the humor and silliness in everyday struggles. Follow through and do not give reminders. Let them have choices and allow them to learn."
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Have you ever overreacted and given your child too harsh a consequence? This Dad did too - see how he redeemed himself without losing authority.
Head & Heart Parents shared Rita Lewis, LCSW, RN's photo.
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One of my favorite nights... week 2 of a Love and Logic class. I get to go hear parents talk about feeling more peace at home and not yelling at their kids as much. Heaven is ... having work that feeds your soul.
Craziest thing... yesterday he was a baby on my hip and today he had his Eagle Scout Court of Honor, he's 6'2" and he knows where he's going to college. He's a great kid and now I'm supposed to let him launch into the world? What if I want to hold on to him forever?
Success story from a mom I've coached: Hi Kerry; somehow you have turned into my mother confessor. Sorry about that. Tonight is a story of triumph. Paige assaulted a couple of kids at McDonald's today, then verbally bullied them as well (she had inducement, but nothing nearly as bad as what she did). I kept my cool beautifully the whole time, never raised my voice (in fact, I lowered it!), and then had a really frank conversation with my daughter, of the kind we rarely have. I think this will actually make us stronger and finally be a start of healing and growth for her. Thank you again for putting me on this path. Without people like you, people like me do not get to raise strong and compassionate children. Please always remember what you do and what you mean to so many people.
So much fun teaching the Love and Logic class last night! Some "take-aways" the parents shared? 1) Notice and reward positive behavior instead of always punishing negative behavior. 2) Go "brain dead" when kids argue, beg and back talk. 3) Go "flat" when kids misbehave and get intense and excited when they're good.
Head & Heart Parents shared AARP's photo.
Head & Heart Parents shared AutismTalk's photo.
"I'm looking forward to teaching the "Becoming a Love & Logic Parent" class starting on Wednesday, Jan. 22nd in Denver. It's so much fun to hear parents' stories and watch their time with their kids get so much happier and better! Thank you, Love and Logic for your great program!
http://www.headandheartparents.com" on Love and Logic Institute, Inc.'s timeline.
Head & Heart Parents shared I Am Whole Life's photo.
Countdown to a new parenting class starting on Wednesday night. This one is geared toward parents with kids about 8-16. I'll share the new stories and laughs.
#ThankYouMom if this doesn't make you cry, something is wrong.
Christmas Morning: Record each member of the family describing their favorite present and Christmas memory.
Don't burn the wrapping paper in a fireplace! It's a fire and health hazard! http://ow.ly/rAYRh