Parenting the Love and Logic Way

JFS Houston is proud to add the Parenting the Love and Logic Way® program to our services. This multi-media, evidence-based curriculum is internationally recognized and designed for parents with children of all ages that want to feel encouraged, empowered and effective.

Posted
June 23, 2021
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Parenting the Love and Logic Way

JFS Houston is proud to add the Parenting the Love and Logic Way® program to our services. This multi-media, evidence-based curriculum is internationally recognized and designed for parents with children of all ages that want to feel encouraged, empowered and effective.

Posted
June 23, 2021

Parenting the Love and Logic Way® will help provide parents with the skills they need to feel more relaxed, hopeful and positive about their children and the relationships they have with their children.  This curriculum helps parents teach personal responsibility and respect without losing out on love and affection.   

Classes will be held at Jewish Family Service (4131 S. Braeswood Blvd., Houston, TX 77025) on Tuesdays from 9:00 to 10:30 AM beginning August 3 through September 14 (no course on September 7).

Interested in the attending the program? Register now!

This program will teach parents how to: 

  • Avoid un-winnable power-struggles and arguments
  • Stay calm when their kids do incredibly upsetting things
  • Set enforceable limits
  • Avoid enabling and begin empowering
  • Help their kids learn from mistakes rather than repeating them
  • Raise kids who are family members rather than dictators
  • And more!
         

The course goals are:  

  1. Creating home environments that stimulate responsibility, resiliency and academic achievement.
  2. Preventing misbehavior.
  3. Avoiding power struggles while setting limits.
  4. Teaching character and responsibility through modeling and the application of logical consequences
  5. Teaching children healthy problem-solving skills
  6. Staying calm in stressful parenting situations
  7. Helping children become prepared to resist drugs, alcohol, violence and other dangerous behaviors.

The course is divided into six sessions, each of which teaches a different skill set, outlined as follows: 

Session One: Putting an End to Arguing Back-Talk and Begging 

Participants will learn:  

  • Why arguing, back-talk and begging can place a child at risk for having large emotional and behavioral problems later in life.  
  • Practical strategies for ending arguing, back-talk and begging  
  • The basics of the Love and Logic approach  
  • That mistakes made early in a child’s life provide valuable learning opportunities if handled appropriately by parents  
  • The importance of holding children accountable for their poor decisions through the use of logical or natural consequences  
  • That mistakes made in life typically have much smaller “price tags” than those made later on  

 

Session Two: Teaching Responsibility without Losing Their Love 

Participants will learn:  

  • Why children fail to learn responsibility when their parents refuse to let them make affordable mistakes.  
  • Why children also fail to learn responsibility when their parents rescue them from the consequences of their poor decisions.  
  • Why consequences provided without empathy and love are ineffective.  
  • Practical tips for remaining calm and empathetic when children do things that upset us.  
  • Practical tips for building and maintaining positive parent-child relationships      

 

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Session Three: Setting Limits Without Waging War  

Participants will learn:  

  • Why telling children what to do results in power struggles  
  • How to set limits by describing what you will do or allow (using “Enforceable Statements”)  
  • How to apply enforceable statements to everyday issues such as meals, homework, allowance, arguing, etc.  
  • How to replace idle threats with enforceable limits  
  • The importance of taking time, getting support, and practicing before implementing logical consequences (the “Strategic Training Session”)      

 

Session Four: Avoiding Power-Struggles  

Participants will learn:  

  • That perceived control is a basic human emotional need  
  • That we can either give control on our terms or wait for our children to take     it from us on their terms  
  • Specific guidelines of sharing control through choices  
  • Rules for the appropriate use of choices  
  • When not to give choices 

Session Five: Guiding Kids to Own and Solve their Problems 

  • Why problem-solving skills are so critical for success in life  
  • How to apply five steps for helping children learn to own and solve their problems  
  • Practical examples of how to apply these steps to common problems, such as bullying, teasing, problems with teachers, etc.  
  • What to do when children refuse to own and solve their problems  

 

Session Six: Teaching Kids to Complete Chores without Reminders and Without Pay  

Participants will learn:  

  • The connection between chores, responsibility, self-esteem and academic achievement motivation  
  • Practical tips for encouraging children to complete chores through the use of positive noticing, family teamwork and the establishment of a family focus based on serving others  
  • Steps for enforcing the completion of chores…without resorting to threats, warnings, anger, or bribes  

Each session will contain a video presentation discussing modeling and providing examples of each skill, readings and structured group exercises and discussions. 

We will soon offer our first round of this 6 session curriculum.  The classes will be once a week over 6 weeks, in person at the agency, for about an hour and a half each session. Classes will be held 9:00 to 10:30 AM beginning August 3 through September 14 (no course on September 7). The cost is $30 for the whole six weeks and includes a workbook.   

If you are interested in attending Parenting the Love and Logic Way® program, email adultcounseling@jfshouston.org. Please let us know if you are interested in morning or evening classes or if you may need financial assistance to attend the program. 

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Jewish Family Service Houston will offer the Parenting the Love and Logic Way® training course this summer. The Parenting the Love and Logic Way® curriculum was developed by Jim Fay, Charles Fay, Ph.D., and Foster W. Cline, M.D., of the Love and Logic Institute, Inc., in Golden, Colorado. Jewish Family Service Houston is an Independent Facilitator of the Parenting the Love and Logic Way® curriculum.

This website is not associated with, or sponsored by, the Love and Logic Institute, Inc. Love and Logic® is a registered trademark of the Love and Logic Institute, Inc. Love and Logic® was founded by Jim Fay and Foster W. Cline, M.D., with continued creative and operational direction by Charles Fay, Ph.D. It is based on the experience of a combined total of over 100 years working with and raising kids, and on the psychologically sound Love and Logic® philosophy for parenting and teaching. For more information, please go to www.loveandlogic.com or call 800-338-4065.

Love and Logic® is a registered trademark of the Love and Logic Institute, Inc.

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