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Some Thoughts on Parenting With Words

Those familiar with Love and Logic know that we’re big on kids learning life’s critical lessons by making lots of affordable mistakes and experiencing the affordable consequences of such mistakes. We’re not so big on trying to teach important lessons...

The Power of the Almighty Dollar

A dad shared this one with me: Each week his mother sends a letter and a dollar bill to his son. His son waits for those letters from Grandma with great excitement, and a little greed. The little guy loved saving those dollars. He counted and recounted them. Money...

Training For Shopping

When Dan was little and went shopping with his mom, the words he heard most were “Don’t touch!” When he became a dad and went shopping with his kids, the words he said most were”Don’t touch!” It was frustrating to shop with his...

School Success

I’ve lost count of the number of phone calls I have received from frustrated educators telling about a student who appears to have no motivation for schoolwork. When I ask about the child’s home life I often hear that the family is in turmoil, or that the...

Giving Choices Can Be Fun!

I almost always do a lousy job of giving choices when I’m tired, frustrated, and trying to think of them on the spot. Are you like me? I’ve seen how much smoother life becomes when I give appropriate choices…but for some reason I get out of the...