Some days I hate Love & Logic!
What I hate about parenting with Love and Logic is that sometimes it feels bad. It can mean that I have to take things away or follow through with consequences. My kids don’t generally thank me for that. In fact, they get mad. Irritated and irritable. They don’t like me. That’s a hard feeling to take, even for someone who has spent the last 14 years teaching parents how to tolerate it and why it’s good for the kids. It’s still easy confuse being a good parent with feeling good. I tend to think that if I’m a good parent, my kids will like me and we all will feel warm and fuzzy. Ain’t always so.
Kerry Stutzman, MSW
©2013 Kerry Stutzman, Head & Heart Parents
As author of the easy-to-read “Save Your Sanity” series, Kerry helps parents save their sanity and sense of humor while raising young children with love and laughter.