‘Love & Logic’ founder, parenting expert presents Saturday workshop at Rifle High | PostIndependent.com

‘Love & Logic’ founder, parenting expert presents Saturday workshop at Rifle High

Staff ReportPost IndependentGlenwood Springs, CO Colorado
Jim Fay

RIFLE, Colorado – Jim Fay, a noted expert on parenting, positive discipline and classroom management, will be in town to give a half-day workshop Saturday at Rifle High School.Fay is the founder of The Love & Logic Institute and author of the best-selling book “Parenting with Love & Logic.”The Saturday workshop is sponsored by YouthZone, and is for parents, teachers and professionals who work with youth and families. It takes place from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at RHS.Fay, who has a home in Meeker, has become one of America’s most sought-after presenters for parents and educators searching for practical behavior management techniques.”Parents and teachers often tell me, ‘It shouldn’t be a popularity contest.’ But when I started out as a parent and a teacher with lots of lecturing, threats, rewards and punishments … it just didn’t work,” Fay says. “It’s all about teaching children responsibility and self-discipline, while at the same time giving the message that the adults in their lives care about them.”Fay has 31 years of experience in a variety of educational settings including public, private and parochial schools, and has served as a consultant to parents, mental health organizations and the U.S. military.Through his experiences as an art and music teacher, classroom teacher, principal and administrator in both inner-city and suburban schools, he saw the need to structure the classroom, the school and the home in a way that would build positive relationships with children.”The Love and Logic philosophy primarily teaches character,” he says. “And this character is built out of a formula that involves three things: The child makes a mistake, the adult responds with empathy and compassion instead of anger, and the child learns from the consequences of his or her actions.”Workshop participants will learn to:• End arguing, back talk and power struggles;• Teach kids to listen to you the first time; • Help kids feel great about themselves; and,• Help motivate kids to learn and behave inside and outside of the classroom.All proceeds from the event will benefit YouthZone. For more information and registration, call YouthZone at 945-9300, or visit http://www.YouthZone.com.

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