Chidsey Seminars

Workshops for Parents and teachers

Questions and Answers

What is Love and Logic?

Love and Logic is a philosophy of raising and teaching children which allows adults to be happier, more empowered, and more skilled in their interactions with children. Love allows children to grow through their mistakes. Logic allows children to live with the consequences of their choices. Love and Logic is a way of working with children that puts parents and teachers back in control, teaches children to be responsible, and prepares young people to live in the real world, with its many choices and consequences.

When is the right time to take the workshop?

It's never too late or too early to take the Parenting the Love and Logic Way™ workshop. The class covers all aspects of parenting, from the early toddler years through the time when kids go out on their own. After taking this class, many parents report that they feel much more in control and calm when dealing with parenting issues. Naturally, the earlier you take this class, the earlier your children will be positively influenced by this parenting style. Grandparents who take care of their grandchildren on a regular basis take this class and report, "I wish this class were available when I was raising my kids."

What's the difference between Parenting the Love and Logic Way™

and Early Childhood Parenting Made Fun!

Both classes offer the basic Love and Logic Skills but the difference is in the examples and application for the age level of the chlldren represented by the parents. Early Childhood Parenting Made Fun!™ focuses on children from age two through six and Parenting the Love and Logic Way™ focuses on raising children ages two through teen. A parent taking the first class may want to sign up for the second when their child is a little older and they desire a refresher course.

Will Love and Logic work if only one parent is using it?

One of the great things about children is that they learn from the most significant models in their lives, their parents. Parenting skills begin by the new parents thinking about the models of parenting that they saw as they were growing up and selecting for themselves what model they would like to follow. If both parent are using different models, the children has the benefit of comparing for themselves which they think worked best as they were growing up. Although it is helpful for both parents to take this class at the same time, it is not necessary. In fact, often a spouse signs up for the class following because they see the positive change in their partner's parenting style.

Why do we need parenting classes? Our parents didn't have them and they got through it.

The world has changed significantly in just one generation. The influcence on our families from the internet and media is much more powerful today than it was a generation ago. People are busier now and our children are growing up much quicker than we would like.

Extended families tend to be more spread out today than they were a generation ago. A generation ago, parents had more time to consult with other family members and trusted friends on ideas for parenting. This is more difficult today.

Parents today want to "be the best that they can be" for their children. If a person really enjoyed photography and wanted to be better at it, they would look for a class that is being offered on photography. Likewise, a parent who is good at parenting but wants to be better would find what they are looking for in Parenting the Love and Logic Way™ or Early Childhood Parenting Made Fun!™.