January 23, 2013

What I Love Wednesday - Love and Logic

While motherhood is one of the most amazing things I've ever experienced, there have been many moments in my motherhood experience where I feel frustrated and even feel like I don't know what to do.  One of my kids will start a new phase and I worry about how to teach them to do what's right and how to keep my patience.

I think it's helpful to get ideas from other people, but sometimes their situations aren't the same as yours.  I've read several books on parenting, and of all the books there is one that is my favorite.  I keep coming back to it.  It's "Love and Logic Magic for Early Childhood."  You can find it on the Love and Logic site HERE, but it's probably less expensive in other places (like HERE on Amazon).

Frankly speaking, you'll have to ignore the nerdy, weird cover and give the book a shot.  Here's what I like about this book and the concept in it.

- It explains that all people feel the need to have control in their lives - even our children.  It explained that in a way I hadn't thought of and goes on to tell why it's important to give children choices.

- It stresses the importance of being calm and communicating clearly.  This is something I have to keep working on.  When I get really frustrated, it doesn't ever help the situation.

- It shows you how to help your children make decisions and therefore gain confidence in themselves.

- It's an easy read, with lots of situations that you can relate to.

- It's written in chapters with suggestions to practice implementing at the end of each one.

The key to the success of the concepts is in your ability to be consistent with them.  I'm not perfect at this, which is why I keep coming back to the book again and again :)

I'm not being paid to write about this.  I just really like this book and figure there might be someone out there who is struggling with their kids right now.  It's great to have a fresh perspective.

Are there any parenting books you've loved?  I'd love to hear about them.  Thanks for stopping by.


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