Tuesday, February 12, 2013

What I love about Love and Logic #1

I love that Love and Logic emphasizes the importance of allowing children to take responsibility for the consequences of their own behavior. 

Easy to say... but frankly, quite a hard thing for the inner marshmallow mom in me!  When things get tough I want to melt. (And they do get tough don't they?!)

Having said that... our brains can indeed overrule our natural inclination when we know for sure that doing so has a better outcome for our kids. Doing what is right is not always easy.  In the same skin that "Marshmallow MOM"  lives also lives a woman who's brain can overrule the marshmallow desire for momentary peace and instead choose to gift my children with the long term benefits of knowing how to control their own behavior.  I can handle a pout, a tantrum, a whine, a slammed door or not being liked because my eye is on the long term goal.

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