Episode 12 – Parenting with Love and Logic

We use Love and Logic, a parenting approach that – you guessed it – emphasizes two things: love and logic.

In this episode we talk about:

  • Parenting With Love And Logic. Buy the book!
  • The basics of Love and Logic: choices, consequences and empathy
  • Why Love and Logic is effective with foster children
  • Examples from our experiences with kids, ages 3 to 18

9 thoughts on “Episode 12 – Parenting with Love and Logic

  1. OK, it’s working now (apparently!) I tried posting a comment earlier, but it triggered a Page Not Found error. I am wondering if it’s the link feature that is triggering this error, but I wanted to recommend a good book, “Adopting the Hurt Child,” that both my husband and I have read. My husband has also read the authors’ companion to this book, “Parenting the Hurt Child”. I have yet to read this book, but the “Adopting” volume is excellent and eye-opening. Authors: Greg Keck and Regina Kupecky.

    Great podcast BTW–thanks as always for sharing. 🙂

  2. BTW, we have that Love and Logic book–my husband has read it (he is an exponentially faster reader than I am) and says it is good. I currently have it and the “Parenting the Hurt Child” book on my must-read list. 🙂

  3. Hey Tim and Wendy, Great podcast- sorry about the 96 times… hope Sunday night and tonight are good. I have never heard of Love and Logic, but I’ll tuck it away for use some day! I wanted to recommend one to you that I loved when I was Children’s Director for a church- Shepherding a Child’s Heart by Tedd Tripp. We had him speak at our church- he was great. I really have not read anything like it!


  4. If its any encouragment Micah went through a phase of continually getting out of bed about 2 1/2 or 3. Now at 4 1/2 he’s become more rascally at his reasons: need to go potty, need a drink of water, i’m afraid of the dark, etc etc, etc. As he’s grown older its become easier to reason with him and keep him in bed. (we did the supernanny approach as well–but it doesn’t cure it for good!)

    You always think (at least I did) that once they hit that magic “sleep through the night” as a baby that all your night time woes would be over. Not so I’m afraid. Unfortunatley.

    Thanks for the reminder about giving choices. That really works well with Joel. I have done that but it was a good reminder and has diffused some potential tantrums.

  5. Wow, you guys are learning SO MUCH – SO FAST!!! You will be writing a book before we know it. I agree with the choices bit – giving choices is FANTASTIC!!! It’s amazing how satisfying it is to kids to get to choose to put the left shoe on before the right… when they originally refused to put them on at all. =)

  6. Recently found your podcast and listened to this episode. My husband and I have been foster parents for a year and are starting Love & Logic classes this weekend. I’m glad you’ve found it helpful.

    Thanks for doing this podcast, it’s nice to have some resources out there.

  7. Susan–that is a good idea for Tim and Wendy to write a book (hint, hint!) 😉 Jon and I have found that scarce books are out there that specifically deal with foster parenting. We’ve been learning a lot by reading related books about reactive attachment disorder and such, but it would be great to have more materials out there specifically geared toward fostering and fost-adopt.

    My husband’s Web site (link @ my name) lists a few books, so if you know of some, pls. feel free to add them here to share with other foster parents. 🙂



  8. Whose the author?i found an ebook for my kindle but wanna make sure it’s the right book.thanks..

  9. Hello! My husband and I are hoping to adopt a 10 year old girl from Asia. I recently read one of the Love and Logic books and really liked the parenting methods. I searched around on the internet to find if parents have used Love and Logic for older adopted children who don’t yet speak English. Your podcast was the closest thing I found. I enjoyed listening to what you have learned and experienced in parenting your foster children!

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