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Dealing with a Defiant Child
May 17, 2019

“What do you do when they say, ‘I’m not doing that! You can’t make me!’?”



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Sibling Rivalry: Should Our Kids Like Each Other?
May 10, 2019

When it comes to sibling conflict, it’s common for all of us to focus on the wrong problem: Their relationship with each other rather than our relationship with them.



Teaching with Love and Logic

Thank You Teachers!
May 3, 2019

Teaching just got easier.



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Are You Having Trouble with Your Kids Brushing Their Teeth?
April 26, 2019

Discover an alternative to the anger and frustration that feeds misbehavior.



Sense of Humor Required

Sense of Humor Required
April 19, 2019

Love and Logic is not for everyone – especially people who don’t laugh.



Empowering Kids with Special Needs

The Best Advice for Helping Kids with Special Needs
April 12, 2019

Err on the side of believing they are capable.



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Sibling Rivalry – A Happier Mom
April 5, 2019

Read a success story from a mom who implemented steps for a calmer happier home.



October is Bullying Prevention Month

A Three-Pronged Approach to Bullying
March 29, 2019

Learn how to successfully address bullying.



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A Menu of Wonderful Options
March 22, 2019

Real Life Solutions for Real Life Problems



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Children and Lying: Stop Lying Before It Starts
March 15, 2019

Find out how to stop your child from lying before they even lie.



Effort Over Luck
March 8, 2019

The ‘Perspiration Plan vs. the ‘Las Vegas Plan’



The Internet

I’m Worried About My Kids’ Online Safety
March 1, 2019

Are we right to worry about internet dangers?



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Achieving Healthy Love and Relationships
February 22, 2019

Love and Logic shows us how to remain compassionate and powerful at the very same time.



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Learn the ABC’s for Training Kids to Do Chores
February 15, 2019

You can achieve chores and school success with your kids!



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Everything Rests on Relationships
February 8, 2019

What Makes Love and Logic Actually Work?



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They Need to Calm Down
February 2, 2019

What to Do with a Really Upset Person



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When Kids Get in Trouble Outside the Home
January 25, 2019

What can we do when kids get in trouble at school or other places?



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Empowered Kids – Not Victims
January 18, 2019

We want kids who don’t need us to solve all their problems.



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Privacy: How Much Should Kids Have?
January 11, 2019

It’s our job to do our best to know what’s going on in our children’s lives.



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Practice: Skill Building for High Intensity Situations
January 4, 2019

We all know how we get better at things in life. We practice.



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A New Me
Dec 28, 2018

Giving ourselves a break when we blow it.



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How Failure Can Lead to Success
Dec 21, 2018

Who are the most successful people you personally know? Have they always been successful, or have they experienced a good degree of failure?



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Learn How Love and Logic Helps Your Child Reap Life’s Rewards
December 14, 2018

Are you confused about rewarding your kids as a parent or teacher?



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How Should We Respond to Poor Grades?
December 7, 2018

Find out how to up the odds of high achievement.



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Caught! What Do I Do Now?
November 30, 2018

There will never be enough rules, rewards, or consequences to get difficult kids to behave if the relationship is absent.



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Love and Logic: A Whole Child Approach
November 16, 2018

What do they mean ‘whole child’?



Kids pointing and laughing at another student in the hall

How to Deal with Bullying
November 2, 2018

Bullying hurts, and we want it to end right now. Despite this desire, the reality is that we all have only limited control over the world and how our children are treated by it.



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Discover How Empathy Helps Kids Who’ve Experienced Trauma
October 28, 2018

Feeling sorry for kids isn’t the same thing as loving them and empowering them to heal.



A child that misbehaved is sitting in the principal's office

Is "I'm Sorry" Enough?
October 19, 2018

I'm asked quite often, "When my child misbehaves or causes a problem for someone, he's quick to say, 'I'm sorry.' Is that enough, or should he have a consequence?"



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Dealing with a Defiant Child
October 12, 2018

“What do you do when they say, ‘I’m not doing that! You can’t make me!’?”



kids playing video games on tablets

Don’t Raise an Entertainment Junkie
October 5, 2018

Children who’ve been constantly entertained grow into adults who are constantly bored.



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Lawnmower Parents: Protecting Our Turf
September 28, 2018

The new breed of Helicopter Parents



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Self-control
September 21, 2018

An important goal of the Love and Logic approach



Self-control

Affluence Distraction Disorder (ADD)
September 14, 2018

Too Much Stuff Leads to Too Little Motivation. Too little Relationship



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Shared Thinking
September 7, 2018

Using questions to get kids thinking.



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The Great De-Bait: Dealing with Arguing
August 24, 2018

When kids argue, how do we resist the bait?



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Help! After Starting Love and Logic, My Kids are Acting Worse!
August 17, 2018

What do we do when our skills seem to backfire in the short run?



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Help! My Kids Act Out in the Store
August 10, 2018

What can we do about kids acting out in the store?



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Walking the Rescue Tightrope
August 3, 2018

When do we rescue and when do we allow kids to struggle so they can be stronger?



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Selfish Behavior: Getting Kids to Contribute
July 27, 2018

How do we get kids to think of others?



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Selfish Behavior: Build a Foundation of Love and Trust
July 20, 2018

The best way to feel good about oneself is to serve.



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Selfish Behavior: The Gift of Selflessness
July 13, 2018

Teach your kids it really is better to give than to receive.



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Getting Kids to Think
July 6, 2018

Some quick tips to help kids build their mental muscles.



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