Love And Logic Model

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Love and Logic is a model of behavior management and discipline that was developed in 1977 by Jim Fay and Foster Cline. As its name implies, this model is based on the two core principles of love and logic. It is believed that the principle of love allows students to grow from their mistakes and that the principle of logic allows students to live with the consequences of their decisions. The primary goal of this model is to help students learn how to think and reflect on their actions and the impact of those actions on themselves and the people around them. The Love and Logic model is used by both parents and educators alike and it follows the confronting-contracting model of discipline. The goal of the confronting-contracting discipline model is to have students reflect on their behavior and its effects which is consistent with the goal of Love and Logic. The task of confronting-contracting teachers is to help strengthen students’ decision making capacities, while permitting students control to choose how they will change their behavior (Husu, 2014). Ultimately, Love and Logic is designed to nurture children as they grow, while giving them what tools they need to succeed in life. There are four major principles of Love and Logic with four…show more content…
Love and Logic recognizes the human psychological need for autonomy and free-will. The key process of shared control is giving children opportunities to make decisions for themselves as long as their safety or the safety of others is not at risk. When following the Love and Logic approach, children should be given only two choices at a time. For example, the teacher may tell a student: “You can either choose to work in the reading area or the math area.” In doing so, the child is given two reasonable choices that he or she must think critically about. Furthermore, offering these types of choices establishes clear limits in a non-controlling
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