The Love and Logic Institute is dedicated to making parenting and teaching fun and rewarding, instead of stressful and chaotic. We provide practical tools and techniques that help adults achieve respectful, healthy relationships with their children. All of our work is based on a psychologically sound parenting and teaching philosophy called Love and Logic.
What Is Love and Logic?
Children learn the best lessons when they're given a task and allowed to make their own choices (and fail) when the cost of failure is still small. Children's failures must be coupled with love and empathy from their parents and teachers.
This practical and straightforward philosophy is backed with 30 years of experience. Parents can apply it immediately to a wide range of situations instead of struggling with difficult counseling procedures.
Who's Behind It?
Jim Fay - Founder and former school principal - view biography
Foster W.Cline, M.D. Founder and psychiatrist - view biography
Charles Fay, Ph.D.
President and school psychologist - view biography
Why Does It Work?
What Parents and Educators Have to Say
"After studying this parenting program, 'Becoming a Love and Logic Parent,' I rave about the fact that it has helped me and other parents I know develop usable, practical skills, as opposed to just learning another theory about what I should be doing."
- Peter Burnett, parent, Portland, Ore.
"My teachers and I could see the advantages to the school of putting parents' back in control.' My job as a school administrator is much less stressful now thanks to Love and Logic."
Judy Griswold, Principal, Aurora, CO
First and foremost, however, Jane and her husband Rick are parents to 3 boys, John (13), David (10) and Ian (9). Jane's journey as a parent began with the birth of her first son in 1999, after a decade of working for different health care organizations in Honolulu, San Francisco, Philadelphia and in the Boston area.
After becoming a Mom, she learned that it was a lot easier to manage a multi-lingual customer service department then it was to raise one small child! "I was frustrated that mother's instinct only provided a very narrow range of skills." So the B.A. in Economics went on the shelf, and a search for answers to the mysteries of parenting became this Mom's mission.
While living near Boston in 2001, Jane and her husband enrolled in a Becoming a Love and Logic Parent® series based on the recommendation of their son's pediatrician at Harvard Vanguard Medical Group. "While our son, John, was only two years old at the time, we were hooked on Love and Logic. Philosophically and practically speaking, the Love and Logic® parenting approach just made sense to us. And, most important of all, the strategies worked.”
With time, Jane’s family evolved from a highly stressed family with one child, to one that by the year 2003 included their second son, Ian, and later their third son, David, whom they adopted from Guatemala as a four year old in 2006. "I find it far easier and more fun parenting three children with Love and Logic than it was parenting one child without Love and Logic."
Through each change in their family and each developmental phase, Jane credits a strong Love and Logic foundation for helping move her family through each adjustment. “Nothing has had a more positive and pervasive influence on our parenting journey than Love and Logic."
Jane’s life experience as a parent also includes a solid understanding of behavioral and developmental delays, as well as attachment and adoption-related challenges. Jane has experience with the Birth to Three Program, School-based Special Services, and with a range of topics from Sensory Integration Dysfunction, ADD/ADHD as well as the challenges of language and speech issues.
"I am still trying to walk the talk each day and I relate well to people struggling with the challenges of raising kids, because I've been there and I'm still doing it. I want others to gain the confidence that Love and Logic has given me. When I see a parent struggling to set limits with a child in a store, or a Mom who looks exhausted by her child’s whining, it is hard for me not to hand them my business card! There are proven strategies to tackle many of these common issues.”
In the spring of 2009, Jane completed the Love and Logic® Institute's "Facilitator Training" Program in Denver and has since been facilitating classes in Simsbury and Avon, Connecticut. Jane is qualified to facilitate both the Early Childhood Parenting Made Fun™ program and the Becoming a Love and Logic Parent® program designed for parents with children of all ages.
"Now after more than a decade of of using these techniques in my own family, it has been a joy to formally share this program with others. I see a great need in our communities to talk about raising children in a productive and supportive environment. Parenting is the hardest job on earth, but it can be the most rewarding job around if you have the confidence, skills and a parenting program to draw from along the way."