Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Love & Logic

The "terrible one and a halfs" have set in and since this is my first child, I'm finding myself in unfamiliar territory.
I have a lot of friends who I admire as parents. I look to them for advice and always enjoy hearing how people handle tough situations. Just last night my friends and I discussed what a parent should do when they see a child being mean to their son or daughter. Do you step in, or let him/her stick up for themselves? I haven't hit that stage yet but I love hearing how my friends handle these tough calls requiring quick decisions.
I've been hearing some great things about the "Love & Logic" philosophy. I've heard from several friends that they've taken the course and have had positive outcomes with this style of parenting. One friend said I should get the book before taking the course so I just ordered the latest edition and look forward to learning some great strategies to use as my daughter graduates from the "terrible one and a halfs" to the "terrible twos" and beyond.


Erika said...

I think 1 1/2 is too young for a child to "stand up for themselves". Parents can gently intervene without being obnoxious...

Jen said...

I've heard really good things about this book from people whose parenting I tremendously admire! Can't wait to hear what you think about it.

Colleen Terpening said...

To clarify, we were talking about a situation with my friend's 4 1/2 year old son. I just like hearing what people do to resolve conflict since I will be dealing with that in years to come. I don't make my daughter duke it out on her own yet. ;-)