Parenting is not easy. Many of the parents we work with at GROW Counseling are seeking to establish a loving and positive relationship with their children. There are a variety of factors that contribute to building a strong parent-child relationship.
In today’s rapidly changing and complex world, it is essential that parents operate from a stance that promotes the emotional, social and moral health in their children.
In the approach, “Parenting With Love and Logic”, Dr. Foster Cline, a child and adult psychiatrist and Jim Fay, an educational consultant assert that, “Effective parenting centers around love: love that is not permissive, love that doesn’t tolerate disrespect, but love that is also powerful enough to allow kids to make mistakes and permit them to live with the consequences of those mistakes.” The Love and Logic model is based on principles viewed as the building blocks of effective parenting. These concepts are centered on building self-concept, separating problems, neutralizing anger and arguments, offering choices, and locking in empathy before kids face the consequences of their mistakes.
If you are a parent of young children or teenager and are looking for strategies and solutions to foster self-confidence, responsibility and effective communication, “Parenting With Love and Logic” is a great place to start and gain the tools to help you accomplish that.
Written By: Michelle Rathburn, MAMFT