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Paperback Love and Logic Magic for Early Childhood: Practical Parenting From Birth to Six Years Book

ISBN: 1930429002

ISBN13: 9781930429000

Love and Logic Magic for Early Childhood: Practical Parenting From Birth to Six Years

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Let Jim Fay and Charles Fay, Ph.D., help you start your child off on the right foot. The tools in Love and Logic Magic for Early Childhood will give you the building blocks you need to create children who grow up to be responsible, successful teens and adults. And as a bonus you will enjoy every stage of your child's life and look forward to sharing a lifetime of joy with them.

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6 ratings

First time mom

Our family doctor recommended this book. I think the concepts are fabulous and the ideas work. I sometimes struggle to relate it into our daily life. I really like that it focuses on letting children learn on their own versus nagging them.

The shop gave me another book instead of the book I ordered

I ordered "Love and Logic Magic for Early Childhood: Practical Parenting from Birth to Six Years" but the shop sent me "Father; help me to understand Your... Ultimate intention". How can I return? Update: They sent the right one without asking me for returning the wrong one.

Good condition. Only had a name written on the inside.

I haven't finished the book yet, but so far I have enjoyed their parenting problem solving solutions.


Are you a parent of a child six years or younger? Do you find that Calgon can't take you quite far enough away from parenting woes? Have you shed tears over behavior exhibited by your angel-turned-hellion? If so, this book is for you.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?" Whatever the child decides, having soda for lunch is not an option. Likewise, not going to bed is not an option. The approach presented in the book may sound lightweight to some but actually is quite strict and gives children effective boundaries. The ultimate goal of using the Love and Logic techniques: raise responsible children that respect authority, have a positive self-concept, and who are able to make wise independent decisions now and throughout life.When I started trying the "experiments" outlined in the book, I witnessed immediate results with our daughter. Being the type that needs things spelled out for me, the specific steps accompanied by numerous examples in the book helped me grasp the principles easily. The book has also helped me breathe easier. After feeling distraught and certain we were failing miserably as parents, I now feel renewed by a sense of joy and hope. Yes, the book has that much power.The challenge now is to be quicker on my feet with good choices. My husband and I have said some of the most ridiculous things in an effort to give our daughter choices we'll be happy with. It's good comic relief for otherwise tense and frustrating moments.Note: About halfway through the book, the authors offer a t

Balanced, Very Practical Early Childhood Guidance

I am a former elementary school teacher and I am now a therapist and parent coach who is also parent of a spirited four year old (who keeps me current in my work). I've found the Love and Logic philosophy to be among the most sound, practical parenting advice I've come across in the field. This book in particular is superb. It is fun reading that can change your life as a parent. What I like best about it is the way that it's organized so you can find memorable, concise and pertinent ideas, even when you only have a few moments to skim. Love and Logic Magic is also a useful reference. This is an excellent book for helping to create a warm, loving relationship with your child that sets him/her on the path to responsibility and success, and at the same time makes your life a bit easier right away. I recommend it often in my work for its balanced approach and I've purchased several copies for friends and family!

Love and Logic Magic for Early Childhood

We have a 6 year old and a 4 year old with very different personalities, and of the 50 -60 books we've read, this book has helped us the most. We wish we had read this 6 years ago....... This will make your life a lot easier.......
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