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  • Ideas to open up a conversation with your child...

    As parents and caregivers, our children may come home with a problem from time to time.  It may involve friendships, bullying, school work or a conflict with someone.   Finding a way to talk to our children can be tricky, but sometimes phrasing questions and comments in a non-threatening way can help kids open up.  The following are tips on how to get your child talking in a way that will promote problem solving.


    Words that you can use to get kids to think about their behavior:

    • What happened?
    • What happened next?
    • How were you feeling? How do you think (student name) was feeling?
    • What did you want?
    • Is what you’re doing getting you what you want?
    • Did that work for you?
    • What can you do differently?
    • Is there anything else that you can do?
    • Will that work for everyone?
    • What can you do next time so this won’t be a problem?
    • Are you doing what you think you should be doing?
    • What do you need to do now?
    • What would you like to see happen?
    • How are you feeling right now?
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More Love & Logic Resources

  • Want some suggestions for reading? Look for these Love and Logic titles at your favorite bookstore or library!

    • Helicopters, Drill Sergeants, and Consultants: Parenting Styles and the Messages They Send by Jim Fay
    • Love and Logic Magic for Early Childhood: Practical Parenting from Birth to Six Years by Jim Fay and Charles Fay
    • Love and Logic Magic When Kids leave you Speechless by Jim Fay and Charles Fay
    • Parenting Doesn't have to Be Rocket Science: Teach Kids Good Choices by Foster W. Cline, MD
    • Winning the Homework Battle: Helping Children Discover and Celebrate Their Strengths by Jim Fay and Foster W. Cline, MD
    • Four Steps to Responsibility: Techniques to Lead Children to Responsible Decision Making by Jim Fay
    • Meeting the Challenge: Using Love and Logic to Help Children Develop Attention and Behavior Skills by Jim Fay, Foster W. Cline, and Bob Sornson
    • The Pearls of Love and Logic for Parents and Teachers by Jim Fay and Foster KW. Cline, MD