Toddlers and Preschoolers: Love and Logic Parenting for Early Childhood, 6 Months to Five Years
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Toddlers and Preschoolers: Love and Logic Parenting for Early Childhood, 6 Months to Five Years

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Learn the secrets that take the stress, frustration, and confusion out of parenting a toddler. Start early with Love and Logic, and enjoy parenting.
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Published January 1st 2003 by Love & Logic Pr (first published January 1st 1997)
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Deanna
Didn't love this book. I agree with a friend, that the tone was very snobbish and looked down on anyone who doesn't make themself a disciple of the love and logis system. I've got news for them - many of the principles they preach are not unique to love and logic (they didn't come up with them). They are things that I learned in classes in college and are things that parents have been teaching for years without having to call themselves "love and logic parents". Anyway, I felt the tone was somew...more
Jessica Woodruff
I did like many of the ideas and I definitely think repetition is good for this age group. However, I do believe that younger children benefit from a little bit of a practice session after the incident. Just saying I love you and letting them go back to their activities is fine for older kids, however, younger kids benefit from practicing what they can do differently next time so the consequence is not needed. (Take deep breaths, go to a pillow, ask for a hug, etc) They are very here and now and...more
Andrea
This book changed my thinking and gave me a focus while parenting a very determined two year old. I got really good at giving choices...I found myself accidently giving choices to my husband. ha ha.
Britney
This was a recording of a conversation between the 2 authors and lady asking them questions. I liked most of the ideas and I want to learn more about their parenting ideas for adolescents too. A few of their ideas I liked best were:
#1 Do not show anger or frustration when dealing with problems/conflicts that arise surrounding your kids.
#2 Leave the problem on the child's shoulders if they are the one who created it and let them see and feel the consequences rather than sheltering them or taking...more
Heather
Has some great parenting ideas. Much of what is in here is also seen in the generic Love and Logic book, but there were a few things in here that were new that I liked--the "energy drain" technique--when children are arguing/lying/fighting/don't finish chores or anything else that grates your nerves, tell them that your energy is being drained and they need to figure out how to restore it. Give them a couple of options (usually chores) and let them choose what to do. Some basics that I like are:...more
Mary
This book has some great ideas about parenting and making it a fun, successful experience. I especially appreciate the logic behind giving kids choices to help them learn to make decisions and to help them feel more in control of their life. My biggest complaint with this book is that there is no explanation for what to do in situations where your child doesn't respond in the "love and logic" manner. Obviously, this book is not a manual for parenting, but I think it would have been helpful to ex...more
Heather
I am reading the book, not listening to a cd, in case anyone cared! Also, I am sure I will be "currently reading" this book forever (well, until I no longer have kids these ages) since I read some, then stop, then forget what I am trying to do and start reading again. I Do like this book though, and I only gave it 4 stars because I am still trying to test the methods. When I actually read the whole book and do exactly what it says, then I will update the stars according to how well it works. I d...more
Anna
I think the ideas behind Love & Logic make sense, and I will try to use them. But I thought the authors were condescending in tone; they use a lot of examples of "what not to do," and perhaps because it's the audio their voices conveyed a "listen to this idiot parent who doesn't know our great techniques and what a stupid thing they did." Or maybe I am too sensitive. Worth knowing, but maybe the audiobook isn't the best choice.
Megan
Some really good ideas. I like the concept of lovingly teaching children that we suffer the consequences of our choices. Also, to deal with them firmly and calmly, enforcing a punishment the first time so they learn to take us seriously. However, I did not like the ideas that involed sarcasm. I never feel sarcasm is appropriate.
Jostalady
This seems so much more effective to me than other approaches I have seen. I really needed to hear how important it is to not shield people from the natural consequences of their actions so that they can learn for themselves. I apply that concept now to more than just my children...
Kalee
I have been resistant to the Love and Logic books, I think mainly because I viewed it as a craze. This book has seriously changed my life at home, and I have only implemented one of the many things that I look forward to doing. Seriously. Read this.
Tamra Hilton
I listened to a CD and it was basically a review of Parenting with Love and Logic and the authors comparing stories of parents who aren't parenting toddlers according to Love and Logic. I liked the first book much better.
Becky
Didn't really explain the Love & Login system just that you should implement it within 18 months old for most effective results. Not a big help for me (I currently have 2 & 5 yr olds).
Leta
I am a huge fan of Love and Logic. I feel like a am such a better, more patient, and most importantly, smarter parent after reviewing its principles.
Emily
Great resource for new parents like myself. Common sense ideas on discipline based on Biblical principles. Highly recommend.
Erin
Short read with some good parenting ideas. I'm going to try it out with my three year old and see how it goes.
Erin
This definitely had some good information. Let's see if I can remember to put any of it into practice.
Paula
I love this book! I think it is brilliant! I am going out to buy it, just to have as a reference!
Missy
I'm listening to this audiobook. Wish I had started the series sooner!
Crystal H
May 07, 2008 Crystal H rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: all parents!
One of the best methods I have found for parenting.
Rachel
I love the love and logic series.
Stacey
Good advice and techniques
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