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Love and Logic
Transcript of Love and Logic
Kaitlin Tuohy Benefits Lets children ‘make their own mistakes’,
Children are aware of the expectations
Makes self-confident, motivated, and ready for the real world, children
Decreases the ‘its not my fault’ attitude
Parents and teachers still make decisions for the times when it really does matter what the outcome is
There are options based on teaching this with children with special needs, such as autism and ADHD
Family life is less stressful/strained
Parent/Child relationship is enhanced
Parents can now feel more like a meaningful person in their child's life rather than being the "policeman." Drawbacks Parents and teachers must be consistent, or the strategy becomes less effective
Some children may not be as responsive to this at first
It may take a lot longer for the child to solve their problem on their own
1. When introducing it into your classroom introduce one aspect at a time
2. Post a list of expectations in your classroom
3. Do not warn students about specific consequences in advance, address each situation individually Definition of Love and Logic: Classroom Examples of Love and Logic Discipline Plan
Make a list of small specific rules
Examples of rules
Make guidelines for student's behavior 9 Essential Skills A Teacher Needs to Implement Love and Logic
1. Neutralize Arguing
2. Delay the Consequence
4. The Recovery Process
5. Develop Positive Relationships
6. Set Limits with Enforceable Statements
7. Use choices to prevent power struggles
8.Quick and Easy interventions
9. Guide students to own and solve their problems
-Love & Logic parents provide loving and understanding support while expecting respect and responsibility verses arguments and anger.
-Children must be accountable for their mistakes so they can learn from them.
-Many parents who don't use Love & Logic blame themselves or take responsibility for his/her child's actions History Theory Built Upon Behaviorism Learning is visible through change in behavior
The environment shapes Behavior
Repetition with love and logic reenforces learning -In Love & Logic children see their parents as the "good guy" while seeing their mistakes as the "bad guy."
-Love & Logic helps the child to achieve internal voice that says, "I wonder how much pain I'm going to cause for myself with next decision?
*"Kids who develop this internal voice become more capable of standing up to peer pressure." Developers of Love and Logic Using Empathy Love & Logic techniques in action: 1. Deliver consequences with empathy
2. Keep it short, sweet, simple and repetitive
3. Choose an empathetic statement you like and be genuine Sarcasm will ruin the moment and the relationship
4. Sad not mad
5. Your non-verbal communication is huge, children will be able to tell if you're not being sincere Dad: "Oh, no. You left your bike unlocked and it was stolen. What a bummer. I bet you feel awful. Well, I understand how easy it is to make a mistake like that."
Dad then adds: "And you'll have another bike as soon as you can earn enough money to pay for it. i paid for the first one. You can pay for the additional ones."
(All of these "parenting techniques" are done without anger, intimidation, or threats. if the child gets angry or combative, always go "brain dead." Brain dead mean that the parent does not argue or try to match the child. During this Brain dead stage, parents are encouraged to simply say, "I love you too much to argue." The Recovery Process -It's not a time out
-Designed to minimize a student's ability to interfere with learning and or teaching
- Student's should not receive personalized attention during this time
- The attitude of the teacher should be empathetic Jim Fay 31 years of experience in education
co-author of the best seller book Parenting of love and logic
3 children Works Cited
a. "How sad."
b. "I bet that hurts."
2. Send the power message
a. "What do you think you're going to do?"
3. Offer Choices
a. "Would you like to hear what other kids have tried?"
4. Have the student state the consequence of the choice
a. "And how would that work?"
5.Give permission for the student to either solve the problem or not
a. "Good luck. I hope it works out." Teacher, principal, administration Guide Kids to Own and Solve Their Problems Dr. Charles Fay Foster W. Cline Co-Founders President Adult and Child psychiatrist
Attachment and bonding in children
The gifted and talented child
Parenting and child management
Classroom behavior management
Communication systems and patterns Co- author of the best selling book Parenting of love and Logic Specialist in:
Child, adolescent, and family psychotherapy
Assessment of child and adolescent learning, emotional, and behavioral problems
Classroom management techniques for extremely disturbed and disruptive children, and adolescents
Consultation strategies for teacher and school improvement
Parent training methods and family therapy Fay slowly started to develop the Love and Logic philosophy by experimenting with different techniques until he found one that worked
In 1977 the Love and Logic philosophy was founded by Jim Fay and Foster W. Cline
Felt there was a need for structure in the classroom,schools, and at home to build positive relationships
Wanted something that would teach responsibility and self discipline to children while still showing that adults care. Davies, L. (2004). Love and Logic Basics.
Retrieved from: http://www.kellybear.com/TeacherArticles/TeacherTip46.html Christy, J. (2010, March 23). Parenting with purpose: Love and logic .
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Cline, F. W., & Fay, J. (1995). Love and logic journal. Golden,Co: The Love and Logic Press, Inc. Definition of Love and Logic: Parenting Goal To create self-sufficient learners while providing a loving and understanding support system built on respect Love and logic . (2012). Retrieved from http://www.loveandlogic.com/ http://youtu.be/ipl6eAxgnuY