Free “Love and Logic” seminar offered this fall in Tyrone

Both parents and educators often view the disciplining of children to be one of the most challenging issues they face.

This fall, parents and teachers of the Fayette County Public School System are invited to attend a free seven-week Love and Logic workshop on Tuesdays Sept.14, 21, 28, and Oct. 5, 12, 19 and 26 from 6:30-8 p.m. at Robert J. Burch Elementary. While the workshop is free, there is a $10 book fee. CARE, Children at Risk in Education, is sponsoring the workshop.

Parents can download a registration form from the FCBOE website, www.fcboe.org. Click on “Instructional and Education Programs” and then the “Student Assistance Services (CARE)” link. The completed form should be returned to the child’s school counselor.

Participants will learn practical solutions to some of the most common challenges facing parents, teachers, and anybody who cares for kids. Easy-to-learn strategies will be presented, for children of any age, that:

• Help them feel great about themselves

• Up the odds of them making wise decisions and resisting peer pressure

• Put an end to arguing, back talk, and power struggles

• Gain cooperation through the use of choices within limits

• Guide children to own and solve their own problems

Love and Logic techniques are based on five principals that include preserving children’s self concept, teaching children to solve problems that they have created, sharing decision-making along with control, providing empathy and warmth along with consequences, and building adult-child relationships.

For parents and educators who cannot make the fall session, another workshop is being planned for the spring.

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