Parents learn to raise their children the Love and Logic® way in classes held at Lily B. Clayton Elementary School.
“It doesn’t use anger. It doesn’t use threats. It doesn’t use warnings, and it doesn’t use rewards or punishments. It holds the child accountable in a loving way by using empathy instead of anger,” said Linda Clarke, the Love and Logic® facilitator of classes at Lily B. Clayton.
Love and Logic® is an approach to parenting that, according to the official website, “Provides simple and practical techniques to help parents with children of all ages raise responsible kids and have more fun in their role.”
The Love and Logic® philosophy was founded by Jim Fay , and Foster W. Cline, M.D . Inspired by their combined 75 years experience working with and raising kids, they established the Love and Logic Institute, Inc., in 1977.
"Love and Logic® helps parents create successful adults by way that they handle situations with their kids. If a child forgets to bring their homework to school, the class teaches that you don’t run up to the school to bring it to them, you have the child come up with a plan so that they learn from the choices that they make,” said Sheila Lashley , school councilor at Lily B. Clayton.
Clarke, who works for the Recovery Resource Council teaches all of the Love and Logic® classes at Lily B. Clayton. Clarke became a Love and Logic® facilitator over thirteen years ago when she first began working in the Recovery Resource Council’s education department, she said.
“She [Clarke] is a good facilitator because personality really relates to the parents. She has been doing this for a long time so she has lot of experience behind her,” said Lashley.
Lily B. Clayton has been holding Love and Logic® classes twice a year for more than five years, inviting parents from all across the community, saidLashley. The current Love and Logic® seminar began at Lily B. Clayton Tues., Feb. 5 and will be held once a week from 8:30- 10:30 am.
Clarke is teaching Love and Logic’s® Becoming a Love Logic Parent®curriculum at Lily B. Clayton but said she teaches all four of the curriculumsoffered to independent Love and Logic® facilitators. Clarke said that because she is sponsored by Recovery Resource Council funds, the classes that she teaches are all offered for free. Clarke said she teaches Love and Logic® parenting classes at schools, churches, and treatment facilities throughout Tarrant County.
According to the official website, Love and Logic® seminars are held all across the country and books DVD's, and CD's can be purchased in the online storeor at the official Love and Logic Bookstore in Golden Colorado.