Family Preservation and Love & Logic®

In combination with the family preservation model, PRN for Families also collaborates with the Love and Logic® program to help parents effectively communicate with their children and with each other.

familyThe program was founded by Jim Fay and Foster W. Cline, M.D., and is based on the experience of a combined total of over 75 years working with and raising kids. It provides simple and practical techniques to help parents have less stress and more fun while raising responsible kids.

Love and Logic is a philosophy of raising and teaching children which allows adults to be happier, empowered, and more skilled in the interactions with children.

Love allows children to grow through their mistakes.
Logic allows children to live with the consequences of their choices.

Parents typically want their kids to be well prepared for life, and they know this means kids will make mistakes and must be held accountable for those mistakes. But parents often fail to hold the kids accountable for poor decisions because they are afraid the kids will see their parents as being mean. The result is they often excuse bad behavior, finding it easier to hold others, including themselves, accountable for their children’s irresponsibility.

The Love and Logic method teaches parents that they should “lock in our empathy, love, and understanding” prior to telling kids what the consequences of their actions will be. This method causes the child to see their parent as the “good guy” and the child’s poor decision as the “bad guy.” When done on a regular basis, kids develop an internal voice that says, “I wonder how much pain I’m going to cause for myself with my next decision?” Kids who develop this internal voice become more capable of standing up to peer pressure.

Love and Logic is a way of working with children that puts parents back in control, teaches children to be responsible, and prepares young people to live in the real world, with its many choices and consequences. Parenting teens the Love and Logic way can turn what was once a disruptive and argumentative teenager into a respectful, caring, and responsible young adult.

Click here to visit the Love and Logic website.


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