MaineStay Youth & Family Services
Parenting the Love and Logic Way Parenting Class

Family
Join us for this course featuring completely updated material and video plus a 67-page workbook!
Love and Logic® is a fun and practical approach to raising wonderful kids that provides loving support from parents while at the same time expecting kids to be respectful and responsible.

Parents 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 kids accountable for poor decisions because they are afraid the kids will see them 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 Parenting the Love and Logic Way curriculum teaches parents how to hold their kids accountable by locking in 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.

During this six-week course you'll discover that parenting really can be enjoyable and that you can teach personal responsibility and respect without losing your child's love. Using a blend of discussion and engaging video filled with plenty of real life stories and examples, this program is designed to give you practical skills that can be used immediately!

During the course you will learn how to:
  • Avoid un-winnable power-struggles and arguments
  • Stay calm when your kids do incredibly upsetting things
  • Set enforceable limits
  • Avoid enabling and begin empowering
  • Help your kids learn from mistakes rather than repeating them
  • Raise kids who are family members rather than dictators
  • And much more!
The fee for the class is $20 per person or $25 per couple ($60 per person or $75 per couple for non-residents) and includes a 67-page workbook. Only 10 spaces are available. The next session in English will meet on Mondays from 7-8:30 PM from September 18 - October 30, 2017. (There will be no class on October 9.) For more information or to sign up please contact Bob Barder at or 847-297-2510 x270.

Clases Para Padres en Español
Con el uso de video y la discussion, este curso de siete semanas le enseñará tecnicas prácticas para criar niños maravillosos. Durante el curso usted aprenderá sobre las dos reglas de Amor y Lógica®, la consecuencias anticipadas, maneras de neutralizar un conflicto/pelea, y mucho más. ¡Usted va salir con materiales y ideas que usted podrá usar en seguida! El costo de la clase es de $20 para las siete sesiones. Algunas becas están disponibles con la prueba de necesidad. Póngase en contacto con Jesse Cornejo a 847-297-2510 x274 o si usted tiene preguntas o para registrarse.

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 is based on a psychologically sound parenting and teaching philosophy called Love and Logic®. For more information, please go to www.loveandlogic.com or call 800-338-4065.
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