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Love and Logic Magic for Early Childhood: Practical Parenting From Birth to Six Years 1st Edition
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Having personally shed tears over my two-year-old daughter's colorful displays of strong will, I picked up this book that I've had since before she was born. Being that she was such a wonderful baby, I naively figured we'd skate through the "terrible twos" and that they wouldn't be terrible at all. While I wouldn't globally say that from 18 months until now has been terrible, it's been more challenging.
That's where logic comes in. This book is particularly helpful to those of us who don't tend to operate logically but react emotionally. It offers practical steps that when employed as recommended really work. The authors say that it's never too late or too early to start putting into practice the techniques.
The book impresses the value of children experiencing the natural consequences of their actions (logic). Simultaneously, the authors encourage parents many times throughout the book to empathize with their children prior to disciplining (love). For example, Stella throws her food at lunch. Mom says, "That's so sad. Lunch is over now." Mom maintains her composure, puts an end to the behavior without lecturing and multiple warnings, and the child bears an immediate consequence for the behavior.
According to the authors, children love to make choices so give them plenty. These choices, however, should be ones that make you happy and don't bother "anyone else on the planet." For example, Dad asks, "Would you like milk or juice for lunch? Or would you like to go to bed now or in five minutes?Read more ›
After finishing the entire book, I felt I wasted my money. It failed my expectation totally. Why?
1. This book offers nothing new, with much less content compared to its 'parent' book, the one I mentioned by Jim and Foster.
2. It's poorly designed and laid out in content. If you select any three pages from the entire book and read them, you will find the content of each page exactly talks about the same thing. Basically, you will find the author repeating the same words again and again, not necessarily for the purpose of emphasizing. It's simply very boring and repetitive. I would say that the intention of such repetition was for increasing its word count, but that would be too mean.
3. Don't be fooled, Jim Fay is NOT the first author, his son Charles is.
4. This is another typical money making driven scheme to profit off the successful original -- After making a great one, having a bunch of not so good, or even [bad] ones following in the same series.
5. If you still want to choose from "Love and Logic" series, get the original one I mentioned earlier. That's all you need ,and I personally don't think you need to buy any other one in this series.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I read this while on vacation with my family and started implementing it right then and there. It made vacation easier.Published 6 days ago by Jennifer
This is a great parenting book for kids ages birth to 6 years old! It teaches you how to maintain your sanity while raising a toddler and how to help them learn to be responsible... Read morePublished 27 days ago by Shelly
I followed Love and Logic for 2 years, and I have deep regrets about this decision, and would never advise any parent to purchase this book. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Lori
I love, love, love this book! The methods in this book really work if you are willing to implement them. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Kailey
I love this book. It's a great read if you have a toddler who is constantly throwing tantrums.Published 1 month ago by Whitney Johnson
Book gives practical examples and easy to follow rules to get the most from your child(ren). I look forward to implementing these guidelines and watching the changes happen in my... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Eliot F.