HUDSON — Parents looking for ways to better improve their relationships with their children may want to consider attending Parenting the Love and Logic Way in October.
“It’s a wonderful program on how to enjoy being a parent,” said Kathy Sandberg, of Hudson, a school counselor at another district who has taught the guiding principles of Love and Logic.
Joan Sauer, a retired counselor from Evamere school after 31 years, said the program has been offered in Hudson for about 20 years. This fall, the Kiwanis Club of Hudson is sponsoring the October workshops through an $800 grant. Sauer also teaches the classes.
“They are very good about sponsoring activities for children,” Sandberg said.
The six-week program begins Oct. 3 at the First Congregational Church of Hudson, 47 Aurora St., from 7 to 8:30 p.m., and continues the following Wednesdays at the same time. The cost of the six-week course is $18, which covers the price of the workbook, Sandberg said. After that, parents can register for future workshops for free should they wish to have a refresher.
Sauer said she strongly encourages both parents to attend if possible.
“We are really happy couples can attend,” Sauer said.
Sauer called the material “good common sense.”
“They won’t grow up entitled,” Sauer said. “If they ask to borrow the car, the parent can say they are free to borrow the car when they can pay their own car insurance.”
Sandberg said another appeal of the program is the emphasis on practical strategies “in dealing with issues that come up with your children.”
“It takes the stress out of parenting,” Sandberg said. “It’s not just for parents, but spouses, as well. It’s helped families in Hudson for many years. It’s good for preschool through high school.”
The program was first introduced by late Hudson teacher Jan Kaluza, Sandberg said.
The Love and Logic training “takes the anger out of parenting,” Sauer said.
“Just choose one thing that a child is doing that is getting on your nerves,” Sauer said. “You have to think what you can control and the only thing you can control is you.”
Sandberg said there are plans to also have another six-week workshop in spring 2019, there could be a third workshop either in late spring or summer 2019.
Those wishing to participate in the October workshops need to register by Sept. 15. For details or to register, contact Sandberg at 330-256-4842 or firstname.lastname@example.org, or Sauer at either 330-256-1674 or email@example.com.
Reporter April Helms can be reached at 330-541-9423, firstname.lastname@example.org, or @AprilKHelms_RPC