Love and Logic Insider's Club
Need Solutions? Call 800-338-4065 or visit LoveandLogic.com
For Parents For Educators For Facilitators Shop Conferences

Click to play
 
 
 
 
My friend, Dr. Foster Cline, is a very wise man. His presentations offer one brilliant piece of advice after another. One of my favorites is, "Every childhood mistake handled well can become a learning experience. Every childhood mistake handled poorly can become the source of resentment."
 
Put yourself into this situation: You are a child who "borrowed" your dad's power screwdriver. You left it out in the driveway overnight, and now it's missing.
 
After finally getting up the nerve to admit this to your father, he replies, "Wow! I bet you feel pretty bad about that. I'm planning to do some repair work next weekend and I'm going to need that screwdriver back or I'm going to need a replacement. Let me know how you're going to solve that. Give me a hug."
 
How are you feeling at this moment? What are your feelings toward your dad? Are you mad at your dad or yourself? What kind of learning could take place?
 
Now suppose that Dad handles it this way instead and replies, "That was really stupid. What in the world were you thinking? How many times have I told you to leave my things alone? This is the kind of thing that really makes me mad. If you don't find the screwdriver, you're going to be grounded for two weeks, and I mean it!"
 
How are you feeling now? If this happens to be Dad's typical reaction, how many repetitions of these interactions need to take place before resentment builds? How much learning takes place when you see the other person as the source of your bad feelings?
 
You can hear many of Dr. Cline's wise words on the MP3 Download Allowing Kids to Choose Success. I like to listen to this audio in my car for both laughs and wisdom.
  
Thanks for reading! Our goal is to help as many families as possible. If this is a benefit, forward it to a friend.
 
Jim Fay
 
facebook.com
Don't miss
 Jim Fay in
or
Jim Fay and Dr. Charles Fay in
Graduate-level credit and CEUs are available.
Register online or call
800-338-4065.

Exclusive Member Discount
 
 
Discount price to Insider Club members only: $10.46
Regular Price $13.95
 
To shop our online store click on the link above,
then click "Add to Cart"
and enter the
coupon code "040214"

Build this summer's family vacation around the:
 This June join us at
one of America's favorite get-a-ways, offering fun-filled activities for the whole family.
800-338-4065
for more information.
 
Facebook
Twitter
Pintrest
YouTube
For helpful tips, special promotions, and event announcements, join Love and Logic® on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and YouTube.
Funny Parenting Stories and Funny Stories from the Classroom: amusing audios available for your listening pleasure, compliments of Love and Logic. Visit this page to download and enjoy.
 
© 2013 Love and Logic Institute, Inc. All copyright infringement laws apply. Permission granted for forwarding and/or for a single photocopy or electronic reproduction of one email tip only. Please do not alter or modify. For more information, call the Love and Logic Institute, Inc. at 800-338-4065.
 
View as Web Page
Love and Logic Institute, Inc.  •  2207 Jackson St  •  Golden, CO 80401
http://www.loveandlogic.com
Subscribe    Unsubscribe    Preferences    Send to a Friend    Report Spam
Powered by MyNewsletterBuilder