“The biggest gift you can give your child is the freedom to learn from their own mistakes.” – Jane Jackson
What started as a book club three years ago for one grade level of parents evolved into an effective seminar that parents continue to rave about. This semester, lower school counselor Jane Jackson invited all parents to examine a more in-depth workbook study of Parenting with Love and Logic by Dr. Jim Fay and Foster W. Cline.
“I saw firsthand in my role as counselor the need for this type of workshop to be out there for teachers and parents,” said Jane. “Many issues that parents brought to me were addressed right there in the Love and Logic book.”
The seminar meets every Tuesday for six weeks and discusses practical approaches to parenting. The workbook, video tutorials and exercises highlight tactics of setting and enforcing realistic limits for children that are proven to work. It helps kids take ownership starting at a young age.
On top of that, the seminar is a safe space for parents to share common scenarios and struggles and to build supportive community. It’s a reminder that they are not alone.
"The Love and Logic curriculum has been such a blessing to our family,” said Lisa Blackard ‘97. “To have a new framework and really positive tools to get through difficult parenting moments is incredibly useful for my husband and me."
Jane plans to facilitate the Love and Logic workbook study every year and leaves it open for parents with kids of all ages, ranging from toddlers to upper schoolers. Further details will be coming, so stay tuned if you are interested in attending the seminar in the fall!