Parenting with Love & Logic Courses
Parenting with Love and Logic courses for adults are taught in the evening at the school.
Parenting with Love and Logic is a philosophy of raising and teaching children which allows adults to be happier, empowered and more skilled in the interactions with children. Love allows children to grow through their mistakes. Logic allows children to live with the consequences of their choices. Love and Logic is a way of working with children that puts parents and teachers back in control, teaches children to be responsible and prepares young people to live in the real world.
Parenting with Love and Logic offers adults an alternative way to communicate with children. The Love and Logic techniques produce immediate results because the techniques are simple, practical and easy to learn. The concepts behind Parenting with Love and Logic place a heavy emphasis on respect and dignity for children and at the same time allows parents to grasp simple approaches instead of learning difficult counseling procedures.
When is the best time to start?
It’s never too late for parents to begin using Parenting with Love and Logic techniques regardless of whether the family has a teenager or a toddler. Of course the best time to start using Love and Logic is before an infant can walk. Our experience indicates that 8-9 months of age is a wonderful time to apply the techniques. Even if children don’t understand spoken language, they do grasp the general ideas of what we say to them. No matter what the age of the child, the best time to start Parenting with Love and Logic is now.
About Kathleen Jensen
Kathleen is a career Early Childhood Education specialist. A native of Bountiful, Utah, she taught in a family-owned, Montessori-oriented preschool for four years while attending college. She spent summers as an educational staff member in a program in New York for children with emotional and behavioral handicaps. She graduated from the University of Utah with a Masters Degree in Special Education and then spent five years teaching in a specialized program for behaviorally handicapped children in the Granite School District. Kathleen created that department’s Kindergarten curriculum and was the acknowledged authority on motivating and teaching children in that age group. In 1983 she took a sabbatical to raise her children and founded The Newcastle School the following year.
In the early 90’s she discovered Parenting with Love and Logic while working through common issues with her own children…. and it worked! She later became a Certified Love and Logic Facilitator and over the years has taught thousands of parents and teachers to use the Parenting with Love and Logic techniques. Kathleen is a frequent lecturer on Love and Logic and child behavior management and she spends much of her professional life counseling parents and other professionals on child behavior issues.
Now in it’s third decade, The Newcastle School has become a working laboratory for Teaching with Love and Logic methodology.
Kathleen is the mother of four grown children who are now raising her ten grand-children using Parenting with Love and Logic principals.