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Bed Time Trouble

When kids go full blast until bedtime they have trouble. Parents who complain that their children have a sleep problem often discover the problem is that they are expecting their kids to make an abrupt switch from a high activity level to sleep. It is better for a child to slow down and then switch …

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How Do I Get My Preschooler to Stay in Bed?

Question from a Mom: “My husband and I are disagreeing about the best way to get our three 3 year old to  stay in bed. I wonder if you can point me in the right direction to find information from Love and Logic on bedtime struggles with young children.”  Answer: Use the Love and Logic skill of …

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Can ADHD Kids Learn, Remember, and Behave?

Q: Can kids with ADHD really learn, remember, and behave? A: ABSOLUTELY! Q: What’s the secret? A: Use the very same techniques proven effective with kids who don’t have ADHD. Q: Are you kidding? A: No! Here’s why. Children with ADHD have the very same behaviors as children who don’t have ADHD. They just display …

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Be Careful About Taking Away What Your Kids Need the Most

When we’ve got a seriously underachieving youngster, it’s awfully tempting to resort to taking away all sorts of things in a desperate attempt to motivate them to do their schoolwork. Sadly, this often backfires, leading the child to become even more resistant about learning. Most of us wouldn’t feel that motivated if our spouse said, …

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How to Get Kids to Lie

Rex had been terrorizing the other 5th graders at school. The other kids were beginning to refuse to play anywhere near him during recess. Rex’s teacher was often convinced that he was behind most problems that happened when her back was turned. She explained it to his mother one day with, “I never see him …

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Thinking for Himself

After reading Parenting with Love and Logic™, Tim’s mom instituted a new bedtime policy. She told Tim that picking a sleep time was his decision. He was expected to be in his room at 8:00 each evening, but he could decide when to go to sleep. In addition to this, everyone in the family was …

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Some Thoughts on Video, Games, Computer Games, and TV

  Over the past two decades, video and computer games have become dramatically more fast-paced, realistic, and stimulating. Not long after their introduction, I began to suspect that these games had the same addictive potential as drugs, alcohol, and gambling. Today, family therapists and researchers have confirmed my fears. Listed below are some tips for …

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Will Love and Logic Work With Autistic Children?

Just about everywhere I travel, someone asks me if Love and Logic will work with a child having a diagnosis of “autism-spectrum” disorder. Because this diagnosis is applied to so many different types of children…with very differing abilities and needs…it’s difficult to provide a blanket “Yes” or “No” answer. Here are some things we do …

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