Parenting with Love and Logic is a 6 Week series of Saturday classes available now in the Greater Portland area. Love and Logic offers practical advice and steps to parents, educators and mental health professionals on how to effectively handle unruly kids - transforming them into respectful and responsible children. 

About Love and Logic Institute

   Trusted for over 35 years, Love and Logic is a philosophy founded in 1977 by Jim Fay and Foster W. Cline, M.D. It is the approach of choice among leading educators, parents, and other professionals worldwide.

   The Love and Logic Institute is dedicated to making parenting and teaching fun and rewarding, instead of stressful and chaotic. We provide practical tools and techniques that help adults achieve respectful, healthy relationships with their children. All of our work is based on a psychologically sound parenting and teaching philosophy called Love and Logic.

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Rules of Love and Logic

By Jim Fay


Adults set firm limits in loving ways without anger, lecture, or threats.


When a child causes a problem the adult hands it back in loving ways

     1     In a loving way, the adult holds the child accountable for solving his/her problems in a way that does not make a problem for others.

     2     Children are offered choices with limits.

     3     Adults use enforceable statements.

     4     Adults provide delayed/extended consequences.

     5     The adult's empathy is "locked in" before consequences are delivered.

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