My story is about my kids and how I have found success using one enforceable statement. We have 3 children (daughter Kasey 12, and sons Tanner 7, and Brady 2). I started learning Love and Logic after Jim Fay visited the Wisconsin School Counseling Association conference several years back. Bed time can be somewhat frustrating and a source of stress for a lot of parents including my wife and I. When Tanner was still in his crib somewhere around 1 and a half years to 2 and a half years old, I would tell him that "I rub backs when your eyes are closed." He would close his eyes for about 2 seconds and then open which was just enough time to rub his back a little. After he became used to what I was saying and doing, he would try to peek instead of opening his eyes and try to open just one eye. This would cause us both to laugh and then I'd lead with "aw...I'll rub your back when your eyes are closed." With my 2 year old Brady, this works like a charm. He follows the same tendencies that Tanner had and we giggle when he tries to peek while I'm rubbing his back. He's easy to read because right before he opens his eyes, he'll get a sheepish grin on his face. I can honestly tell you that bed time isn't a chore anymore. I'm glad that we've started using Love and Logic early in our children's lives.
Todd, Manitowoc, WI
Parent and School Counselor