GIVEAWAY – Love and Logic Early Childhood Package (CLOSED)

by Kelsey Norwood

in Giveaways

The winner is Staci Jones! She said, “I am willing to try anything. I have 3 young kids under 4. The oldest has Down Syndrome and am looking for something that will help with her.”

Email your address to kelsey[at]vanillajoy[dot]com BEFORE FRIDAY to claim your prize.

THE PRIZE

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One reader will win the Love and Logic Early Childhood Package ($69), which includes:

  • Love and Logic Magic for Early Childhood:Practical Parenting from Birth to Six Years (book)
  • Toddlers & Pre-Schoolers (CD)
  • Helicopters, Drill Sergeants and Consultants (CD)
  • Tickets to Success (book)
  • Keeping Cool When Parenting Heats Up (CD)


MY REVIEW

My husband and I both read Love and Logic Magic for Early Childhood and it just made sense to us. We’ve tried to implement the principles we’ve learned and have seen drastic improvement in behavior and general attitude.

The basic idea is to use empathy and consequences to teach children instead of yelling, punishing, spanking, and all those other tactics that just create more defiant and uncooperative children.

I liked this description from the Love and Logic website:

Jim Fay teaches us that we should “lock in our empathy, love, and understanding” prior to telling kids what the consequences of their actions will be. The parenting course Becoming a Love and Logic Parent teaches parents how to hold their kids accountable in this special way. This Love and Logic method causes the child to see their parent as the “good guy” and the child’s poor decision as the “bad guy.” When done on a regular basis, kids develop an internal voice that says, “I wonder how much pain I’m going to cause for myself with my next decision?” Kids who develop this internal voice become more capable of standing up to peer pressure.

We have chosen just a few principles from Love and Logic Magic for Early Childhood to work on for now – we are trying to respond to misbehavior by saying “Uh-oh, How sad,” and taking Elliot to his bedroom for time out rather than lecturing and getting angry. This response is one we use every time he gets in trouble and allows us to show empathy instead of anger. Instead of being mad at us for “getting hm in trouble” he can think about how his actions got him in trouble.

The other thing we’re working on is giving Elliot lots of choices so he feels like he has as much control over his life as possible. This one thing has made a huge difference in how cooperative Elliot is. Instead of saying, “It’s time to go,” and dealing with a tantrum, I can say, “Would you like to go now or in 5 minutes?” He plays for a few more minutes and then happily comes with me.

There are so many great principles in the Love and Logic parenting books, and if nothing else, it has helped me to be more patient and not so demanding of Elliot. I think we forget that our children are so inexperienced and really do need to work things out for themselves with us willing to lovingly help instead of shouting orders and demands.

Learning new parenting skills is difficult, but Love and Logic makes sense and the Early Childhood book is easy to read with lots of examples and scenarios to help you really understand and implement the ideas.

I hope we can master the Love and Logic principles and raise responsible kids. Parenting is so tough, and it’s nice to have some help along the way.

Thanks, Love and Logic!

GIVEAWAY RULES

  • Visit LoveandLogic.com
  • Come back here and tell me why you should win before midnight Friday, April 2.
  • A winner will be selected and announced at the top of this post on Saturday.
  • Only one comment per person unless you earn extra entries.
  • Giveaway open only to residents of the continental United States…sorry.
  • Winners must email me to claim their prize within 5 days.

EARN EXTRA ENTRIES

You may earn up to 25 entries by blogging about this contest and including certain links – click here to read more about earning these entries.

You may earn 1 extra entry each for doing the following (make a separate comment for each thing you do):

GOOD LUCK and THANKS!

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1 Dawn Phelps March 29, 2010 at 8:05 pm

I could really use this information. It seems the more children I have in the house, the more stressed I am. I have resorted to punishments and anger. This makes me sad. I want to enjoy the time I have with my children. My time with them is too short.

2 Dawn Phelps March 29, 2010 at 8:06 pm

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4 Valerie F. March 30, 2010 at 6:24 am

I deserve to win this for two reasons. 1. I have a three year old daughter, and I would love to learn and implement these techniques. 2. I am an early childhood education teacher, so it’d be perfect to learn and implement these techniques in my classroom. I’ve always been interested in love and logic, I’ve just never had the money to invest in the materials, even though I’ve desperately wanted them. It’s be great to win these.

5 Katie March 30, 2010 at 9:06 am

My mother used to teach Love and Logic when I was a young teenager. I ask her all the time, and she tells me what Love and Logic would do. She has tried to find her old materials, but doesn’t have them, so she just tells me from memory, I would LOVE to have these so I can implement consistent and effective parenting. I have a 3 yr old and a 1 yr old.

6 Katie March 30, 2010 at 9:06 am

I am a fan of L&L on Facebook!

7 Katie March 30, 2010 at 9:07 am

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8 Katie March 30, 2010 at 9:07 am

I get your newsletter.

9 Katie March 30, 2010 at 9:10 am

Joined the L&L insider club!

10 Marji March 30, 2010 at 9:21 am

I would love to win, I have a 5 year old 2 1/2 year old b/g twins and a 4 month old! I neeed help!!

11 Marji March 30, 2010 at 9:43 am

i became a fan on facebook

12 Kim March 30, 2010 at 10:33 am

I want this bc I totally use their suggestions with my tot!

13 Kim March 30, 2010 at 10:34 am

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14 Kim March 30, 2010 at 10:34 am

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15 Kim March 30, 2010 at 10:35 am

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17 jengd March 30, 2010 at 10:49 am

I could really use this. I’ve become an unplanned SAHM (didn’t expect to be laid off) and I feel like my almost 3yr old is frequently out of control. Threats to lose favorite toys, time outs, etc. don’t work and he’s going through a hitting/scratching phase.

18 jengd March 30, 2010 at 10:49 am

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19 jengd March 30, 2010 at 10:50 am

I signed up for your newsletter

20 Staci Jones March 30, 2010 at 10:57 am

I am willing to try anything. I have 3 young kids under 4. The oldest has Down Syndrome and am looking for something that will help with her.

21 Staci Jones March 30, 2010 at 10:57 am

I subscribe to your feed.

22 Staci Jones March 30, 2010 at 10:58 am

I follow you on Twitter

23 jengd March 30, 2010 at 10:58 am

I signed up for the insider’s club using this same email address.

24 Marji March 30, 2010 at 12:10 pm

I’m a fan of L&L on face book

25 Julie B March 30, 2010 at 1:35 pm

I was raised in a very strict household. Im raising my children a bit differently from how I was raised and I think the Love and Logic system might be helpful with that. I would like to learn more.

26 Julie B March 30, 2010 at 1:35 pm

I am a newsletter subscriber

27 Julie B March 30, 2010 at 1:36 pm

I receive your feed via email

28 Julie B March 30, 2010 at 1:38 pm

I am a fan of Love and Logic on FB

29 Julie B March 30, 2010 at 1:40 pm

I signed up to be in the Love and Logic Insiders Club

30 Camille March 30, 2010 at 2:21 pm

I am a huge advocate of Love and Logic. I’ve only received an “overview” of the concept because it was an Enrichment activity years ago (before I had kids). Since I have kids of my own, plus I’m a Primary teacher, I’d love to learn more in-depth about how it works. AND I love that it’s not just applicable to toddlers! Great giveaway!

31 NTE March 30, 2010 at 4:26 pm

I think that I could definitely use the patience bit, plus, even though I’m an auntie rather than a mommy (right now), I’d like to be able to hep more, when it’s asked of me.

32 Gina L. March 30, 2010 at 8:04 pm

I would love to win this for my own children and the children that I teach. I have heard wonderful things about these books and would love to “test” them out in the classroom as well as home with my strong-willed child.

33 Gina L. March 30, 2010 at 8:05 pm

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34 Gina L. March 30, 2010 at 8:05 pm

I receive your newsletter.

35 Gina L. March 30, 2010 at 8:06 pm

I follow you on Twitter.

36 Gina L. March 30, 2010 at 8:07 pm

Fan of Love and Logic on Facebook.

37 Gina L. March 30, 2010 at 8:07 pm

Follower of Love and Logic on Twitter.

38 Gina L. March 30, 2010 at 8:08 pm

I joined the Insider’s Club.

39 Lisa S. March 31, 2010 at 6:12 am

My 18-month-old. That’s why I should win. :) Seriously though, I need all the help I can get.

40 Emily March 31, 2010 at 12:51 pm

I should totally win. I have a daughter that is a crazy, stubborn little person…I could use this. Please pick me.

41 Sara March 31, 2010 at 12:56 pm

I have heard so many great reviews of love and logic. My daughter is quickly approaching two and boy do we need to practice some love and logic with her ever developing personality!!!

42 Sara March 31, 2010 at 12:57 pm

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46 Sara B. March 31, 2010 at 8:37 pm

Became a fan of Love and Logic on FB!

47 Sara B. March 31, 2010 at 8:37 pm

Subscribe to your feed! :)

48 Sara B. March 31, 2010 at 8:38 pm
49 Sara B. March 31, 2010 at 8:38 pm

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50 Sara B. March 31, 2010 at 8:41 pm

I have a 2 year old who is just starting to push the limits…I would love to find out the best way to handle her tantrums and other bad behavior that I want to avoid. I’m totally going to check out the Love and Logic books! Thanks for letting me know about this!!!

51 Sara B. March 31, 2010 at 8:42 pm

FB’ed about it!

52 Sara B. March 31, 2010 at 8:46 pm

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53 Karen P. April 1, 2010 at 9:56 am

I have a two year old and a two month old. The two year old is really trying to assert her independance and we are trying to raise her with respect, but it is not easy when she is screaming her head off.

I’ve heard lots of positive things about Love & Logic and have even checked out the book from the library, but I could definitely use any help that I can get in reminding me of the things to implement. There is a local class going on right now but it is at the same time that my husband has band, so I’m unable to attend.

Oh and I became a fan on facebook of Love & Logic.

54 Amy April 1, 2010 at 2:20 pm

I read Teaching with Love & Logic when I was an elementary school teacher and used the ideas cosntantly in my classroom. Now I find myself trying to apply those same ideas as I work with my little 2-year-old. I’d love to get the Early Childhood Packet and see the ideas that directly correspond to working with this age group. I’m always looking to improve my parenting and learn new ideas and tricks!

55 Amy April 1, 2010 at 2:20 pm

I subscribe to your feed.

56 Amy April 1, 2010 at 2:21 pm

I receive your newsletter.

57 Stephanie April 1, 2010 at 5:05 pm

I should win because I am a mother to two children and could use all the help I can get.

58 Kristine April 2, 2010 at 10:16 pm

I am reading Teaching with Love & Logic right now and implementing some of the ideas in my classroom. We have 2 granddaughters and I would love to win this to give to my daughter. She’s always looking for ideas to improve her parenting.

59 Kristine April 2, 2010 at 10:16 pm

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60 Kristine April 2, 2010 at 10:17 pm

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