Starting on Sept. 4, the McKinney ISD will offer Parent Education Classes titled "Becoming a Love and Logic Parent."

There are four upcoming sessions scheduled on Tuesdays from 6 to 8 p.m; a second session is scheduled in October. The $50 cost includes a workbook and four classes.

"Becoming a Love and Logic Parent" Sessions

  • Sept. 4-25
  • Oct. 2-23
  • All classes will be held at the Greer Annex, 510 Heard Street, McKinney, TX 75069.

If you have questions, please contact Paula Isaacks at 972-529-2818 or Cash or checks will accepted. Checks may be made payable to Paula Isaacks. No refunds. Full payment must be made at the time of registration. For additional information, please contact Paula or PJ Holland, MISD Director of Counseling and Student Support, at 469-742-7708.

Parenting with Love and Logic is a philosophy founded by Jim Fay and Foster W. Cline, M.D., and based on the experience of a combined total of over 75 years working with and raising kids, according to the Love and Logic Institute's website.

"Many parents want their kids to be well prepared for life, and they know this means kids will make mistakes and must be held accountable for those mistakes," the Love and Logic Institute's website explains. "But these parents often fail to hold the kids accountable for poor decisions because they are afraid the kids will see their parents as being mean. The result is they often excuse bad behavior, finding it easier to hold others, including themselves, accountable for their children's irresponsibility.

"Jim Fay teaches us that we should "lock in our empathy, love, and understanding" prior to telling kids what the consequences of their actions will be. The parenting course Becoming a Love and Logic Parent teaches parents how to hold their kids accountable in this special way.

"This Love and Logic method causes the child to see their parent as the 'good guy' and the child's poor decision as the 'bad guy.' When done on a regular basis, kids develop an internal voice that says, 'I wonder how much pain I'm going to cause for myself with my next decision?' Kids who develop this internal voice become more capable of standing up to peer pressure," according to the Love and Logic Institute.