When it comes to parenting, says Kris Keiser, everyone needs some help.
For 10 years now, Keiser has given parents, teachers and child care givers assistance through the “Becoming a Live and Logic Parent” program.
A new set of classes begins March 6 at the Fayette United Methodist Church. The seven-week program meets for two evening hours for seven weeks. The only cost is $15 for materials.
Keiser learned about the class from a friend in 1998. She liked the concept, traveled to Denver for training, and has offered the class ever since.
The Love and Logic program is designed to make parenting and teaching rewarding instead of stressful and chaotic.
The program allows children to make their own choices and live with the consequences of those choices.
“It gives parents tools on how on to control their own actions so they can help discipline their children,” Keiser said.
It’s not a magic wand that’s going to produce instant change, she said, but if used consistently, the program will make a considerable difference in the family structure.
“It gives a different way of thinking to approach the everyday problems of parenting,” Keiser said.
People often think the Love and Logic is only for the parents of young children, Keiser said, but that’s not the case. In fact, some portions of the program are designed specifically for the older child.
“If you start earlier, it’s easier,” she said, “but it’s never too late.”
Keiser has presented the program in a variety of settings in Fulton and Williams counties over the years. She had response as small as two couples and as many as 24.
For more information about the session starting next week, call Keiser at 419/237-2926.