Emerging Path
Emerging Path
Improving Family Life Through Enhanced Parenting Skills, Tools, And Advice
Improving Family Life Through Enhanced Parenting Skills, Tools, And Advice
one does not
arrive at happiness,
one travels its path.
one does not
arrive at happiness,
one travels its path.


None of the parents that we know wake up in the morning wanting to be a
bad parent, As a parent it’s a natural instinct to put your child’s needs first.
When they’re infants, you respond when their cry, and as they become
older, you become vigilant in their safety and help them to discover who
they are and develop the skills they need to succeed. Parents want to do
the absolute best can they by their children but very often they make their
parenting decisions based on their emotions.

They rescue their children from failure or from experiencing pain and
sadness, not realizing that they are taking away valuable learning
opportunities from their young children  when the cost of failure is still
Other parents, because they want their children to be successful,
orchestrate and dictate every aspect of their children's lives in ways that
often leave those children unprepared for managing their lives themselves
in adulthood.

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. 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

A lot of conflicting philosophies have been presented over the last 30
years. Many of these sound good, but don't seem to do the job of helping
children become respectful, responsible, and a joy to be around.

Many ideas, offered with the best of intentions, center around making sure
that kids are comfortable and feeling good about themselves in order to
have a good self-concept. However, we have discovered that self-
confidence is achieved through struggle and achievement, not through
someone telling you that you are number one. Self-confidence is not
developed when kids are robbed of the opportunity to discover that they
can indeed solve their own problems with caring adult guidance.


There is an approach to raising kids that provides loving support from
parents while at the same time expecting kids to be respectful and
responsible. This approach is known as Love and Logic, 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

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.

LOVE AND LOGIC® is the approach of choice among leading educators,
parents, and other professionals worldwide for advice, guidance parenting
tips and techniques. Parents can apply it immediately to a wide range of
situations instead of struggling with difficult counseling procedures and
help children become respectful, responsible, problem-solvers, and a joy
to be around.
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Emerging Path is focused on
providing skills, tools, and advice
that support the paths and choices
that we make in our life to improve
the quality of our life, our children's
lives, the lives of those that we
love and of those that we touch
during our journey in this life..
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