What is Love and Logic®?

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, with its many choices and consequences.

Love and Logic® teaches techniques that:

  • are simple and easy to learn
  • teach responsibility and character
  • change lives and lower stress levels
  • have immediate and positive effects on parents and children
  • up the odds that when the teenage years arrive, parenting can remain fun instead of frantic

Love and Logic® is a way of working with children that addresses basic human needs such as structure and limits, control, affection, acceptance, dignity and respect, and that preserves loving adult/child relationships.  Love and Logic® helps families be happier; adults enjoying their interactions with children, and promotes emotionally healthy children who have self-control, a high self-image, and the ability to live with the frustrations in life with a positive attitude and great coping skills. 


Why Use Love and Logic®?

Love and Logic® is based on solid scientific research and has proven successful for nearly 40 years.  It prepares you with practical and proven tools for raising respectful, responsible and happy kids.
The Love and Logic® approach uses time-tested techniques and parenting tools which produce immediate results because they are simple, practical, and easy to use.Love and Logic® is designed for anyone who relates to children: parents, grandparents, teachers, nannies and babysitters... in fact, almost anyone will benefit from Love and Logic®.


Who Developed the Love and Logic® Philosophy?

Foster W. Cline, MD, a child psychiatrist, and Jim Fay, former school teacher and principal, founded the Love and Logic Institute, Inc. in 1977.  Charles Fay, PhD joined his dad Jim and Dr. Cline to add his expertise in raising young children.

About the Authors

Jim Fay and Foster Cline, MD, and Charles Fay, PhD, have written several books, including the recently revised Parenting with Love and Logic© and Parenting Teens with Love and Logic®, which are among the nation's best-selling parenting books.  Jim Fay’s video, How to Discipline Your Kids without Losing Their Love and Respect is shown on PBS stations across the country.  For more in-depth information about the authors, please click here.

Thousands of families and educators worldwide have attended classes and use the multi-media products. School systems across the nation have adopted Love and Logic® curriculum for educators.