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The Only Parenting Technique You'll Ever Need: An Introduction to Love and Logic

I feel it is my duty as a preschool teacher and a mother to share about Love and Logic.

This book is a game changer.
As a preschool teacher, this was the training that gave me confident control of my classroom.
The kids knew the rules, they knew the responses they would get from me, and they began to repeat my motto: "Friends who make good choices get to do fun things!!"  (They would say it so proudly; it always made my day!)
All was good in preschool land.
(Of course, there were still some days I was really, really ready for 6:00!)
So what is this Love and Logic, you ask?
I will gladly summarize it, but the book will do a much better job. It takes some time to get where it just rolls off your tongue and becomes second nature, but once it does...you will be astounded at how much less frustrated you will feel as the adult, and you will be amazed at how much easier it is to hand the control back to your child. And the kids will love it too!
The ultimate goal of Love and Logic…

11 Months: One Month Left

Well, here we are, 11 months of Ava!
It's been kind of a tough month as Ava has been sickly for most of it. She's been congested most of the time so she's a constant mouth breather and has a cough, a runny nose, and yucky sneezes that make us run for a wipe. Whatever it is, it needs to leave her alone! We are all tired of it! Her symptoms are gradually going away, it is just taking forrrevvvverrrr. She seems to be a lot better over this last week. 
She is still our smiley, giggly girl, but with major attitude! She has many preferences now and has learned how to communicate what she wants more and more! She gets upset when something doesn't work out the way she wants it to. Yelling, throwing herself back, and even biting her hand sometimes. Something tells me that we are going to have to help this child deal with frustration in the future!
There are times when Chris and I will stop and look at each other because it sounds like she is saying phrases to us! Like "th…