Power Parenting: 9 Steps to Raise Responsible Teens

Every parent wants to raise responsible teens. How is that done? Here are 9 Love and Logic tips to help parents.

Power Step Parenting: Allow Your Child to Have Affection For the Other Home

Never make children regret having affections for the other home. Forcing a loyalty battle will damage your child. It isn’t them choosing you or other parent. It is not a competition. They need to be able to develop bonds with both families.

Power Parenting: The 5 Pillars of Love & Logic

Founder Dr. Jim Fay share the 5 pillars of Love & Logic. Hands down, this is the only parenting method I have used and recommend. It empowers both the parent and child, removes power struggles and raises children to be responsible, healthy adults. Watch the video below.

Responsible Teens Feel Good About Themselves

As a parent, we all want to raise  responsible children. We as parents, have to  help our teens grow up to be responsible adults. 

I am a huge fan of love and logic. As a foster parent trainer, grandma and mom I use these steps repeatedly for myself and others.

“ Self-esteem doesn’t just happen by making teens feel good or happy. It begins when children assert their independence and try to show their family and the world if they are their own persons. When they accomplish things through their own sweat and smarts, they grow  in self-confidence, but superficial trappings such as  llooks, clothes, and a positive attitude don’t ensure that a teen will have a healthy self-concept. Teens develop this healthy self-concept through handling responsibility.  In  turn they learn best when they feel good about themselves.”

Parenting Teens with Love & Logic. Colorado Springs: NavPress, 2006

Power Step Parenting: Help Your Child Move Between Two Homes

Divorced parents often forget or are not aware of how traumatic moving between two homes can be for a child. Remember, it is your child who has to transition between two homes. Now, there are estranged parents, different households, rules, expectations and having to adjust and re-adjust on a regular basis. Remember, you are responsible for your contribution to how you and your ex interact. Ultimately, we want to do what is best for the child and reduce trauma in the reality of moving between two homes.