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Love and Logic: Adults Supporting Youth with Challenging Pasts®








Gain Powerful Insights Into:

  • How trauma affects the brain.

  • Why the intense and extremely upsetting behaviors they see represent attempts to self-protect and survive.

  • The science behind healthy attachment relationships and why such bonds form the foundation for emotional and neurological healing.

  • How to apply Love and Logic strategies to take good care of themselves while addressing root causes... not just symptoms.

  • Establishing healthy boundaries, avoiding destructive power struggles, overcoming defiance, and guiding these youth toward success.

  • And many more skills and concepts applicable to kids who need hope.


This curriculum was developed to cut through the complexity of very challenging topics and provide real solutions that can be applied immediately, rather than lots of theory or abstract ideas. Step-by-step instructions and guided discussion are provide for our classes.

Perfect for:

  • Parents and caretakers of youth who have experienced trauma

  • Foster, adoptive, and new custodial parents

  • Educators

  • Social workers

  • Counselors

  • And other youth-serving agency staff

Love and Logic is based on these four principles:

1. Shared Control - Parents gain control by giving away the control they don't need.

2. Shared thinking and decision making - Parents provide opportunities for children to do the greatest amount of thinking and decision-making.

3. Equal shares of consequences and empathy - An absence of parental anger causes a child to think and learn from his or her mistakes.

4. Maintaining a child's self-concept - Improved self-concept leads to improved behavior and improved achievement.


Classes are provided free of charge for clients and caretakers of youth receiving services from BestCare. For more information, call


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This website is not associated with, or sponsored by, the Love and Logic Institute, Inc. Love and Logic® is a registered trademark of the Love and Logic Institute, Inc. Love and Logic® was founded by Jim Fay and Foster W. Cline, M.D., with continued creative and operational direction by Charles Fay, Ph.D. It is based on the experience of a combined total of over 100 years working with and raising kids, and on the psychologically sound Love and Logic® philosophy for parenting and teaching. For more information,

please go to www.loveandlogic. com or call 800-338-4065.

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