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Parenting With Love and Logic by Foster Cline and Jim Fay

posted Sep 7, 2013, 12:17 PM by Fccea Webmaster
I was introduced to this book by Julie Kennedy who in turn got it from Adrienne Haythorn who was reared on it by Carolyn Prior! You may judge the results for yourself! Dr. Cline is a psychiatrist who has worked extensively with children. Jim Fay worked for 31 years in education and has since worked with families and children at the Love and Logic Institute, co-founded by himself and Dr. Cline. The Institute specializes in parenting and child management, classroom behavior and communication.

The first half of this book introduces parents to a method of child rearing that emphasizes the loving directed use of natural consequences as a means of training and disciplining children. It teaches parents how to maintain control while minimizing confrontation by giving children choices from the earliest age. The nature and potential impact of those choices is gradually increased as children mature so that by the time they are ready to leave home they are responsible, experienced decision-makers. The second half of the book deals with specific questions of child-rearing. Loaded with examples. An excellent companion book to Have a New Kid By Friday. Great biblical principles in both. “Must reads” for parents.

Pastor David McNeff