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Parenting the Love and Logic Way

The Love and Logic approach to parenting is built around the science of crafting caring and respectful relationships. An authentic, loving connection between parents and their children is the root of a healthy, thriving relationship built on trust and understanding.

Sounds easy enough but never before in history have parents been faced with so many challenges! This approach provides a variety of simple and effective strategies for parenting children from birth to adulthood. Whether you’re embarking for the first time with your new baby or navigating the turbulent teens with your youngest, the strategies and techniques will help you create calm and loving solutions.

The “Love” in Love and Logic means that we love our kids so much that we are willing to set and enforce limits. This “Love” also means that we do so with sincere compassion and empathy.

The “Logic” in Love and Logic happens when we allow children to make decisions, affordable mistakes, and experience natural or logical consequences. When we balance this with sincere empathy, they develop the following logic: The quality of my life depends on the quality of my choices.

The six-week program teaches a different subset of skills. Each of these skill subsets is taught through the following media: 

  • Video presentations by Jim Fay and Charles Fay, Ph.D., discussing, modeling, and providing examples of each skill
  • Readings
  • Structured group exercises and discussions

This course has been designed to help participants learn skills for: 

  1. Creating home environments that stimulate responsibility, resiliency, and academic achievement.
  2. Preventing misbehavior.
  3. Avoiding power struggles while setting limits.
  4. Teaching character and responsibility through modeling and the application of logical consequences instead of punishment.
  5. Teaching children healthy problem-solving skills.
  6. Staying calm in stressful parenting situations. 
  7. Helping children become prepared to resist drugs, alcohol, violence, and other dangerous behaviors.
Childcare is not provided. 

Anyone who requires an auxiliary aid or service for effective communication, or a modification of policies or procedures to participate in a program, service, or activity of the North Coastal Consortium for Special Education should contact our office at 760-761-5110 as soon as possible but no later than 48 working hours before the scheduled event.

Spanish interpretation provided upon request with 48 hours, working-day notice.

2019 series will be presented in the mornings from 9:30 a.m. to noon.
(01/28/2019 | 02/04/2019 | 02/11/2019 | 02/25/2019 | 03/04/2019 | 03/11/2019)



Alicia Alvarez, BCBA, NCCSE Coordinator and Dawn Shirvanian, M.A., CCC-SLP, NCCSE Program Specialist of Assistive Technology

Alicia Alvarez is a Program Coordinator for the North Coastal Consortium for Special Education. She has been in the field for over 17 years. Alicia studied at San Diego State University where she earned her BA in psychology, her Education Specialist credential specializing in students with moderate to severe disabilities and her Masters in Education with an autism and behavior specialization. Alicia is also a Board Certified Behavior Analyst. She provides training and support to teachers within NCCSE who are using the Unique Learning Systems (ULS) curriculum within their moderate to severe programs.  She is also part of the NCCSE Behavior Intervention Training Series (NBITS) team and the CAPTAIN (California Autism Professional Training and Information Network) Cadre, which allow her to provide training and support in the areas of evidenced based practices and behavior.

Dawn Shirvanian has worked as a Speech-Language Pathologist since 2009 and as a member of the Assistive Technology Team for the North Coastal Consortium for Special Education for the past 3 years.  Her area of speciality is Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC). She supports IEP teams in assessment, consultation/training and implementation of AAC for students to better access their educational environment and communicate more effectively. She has a Masters Degree in Speech-Language Pathology from SDSU and an Assistive Technology Certificate through Cal State Northridge.


Title: (Six sessions parent event) Parenting the Love and Logic Way (r)

Date(s) (6 Day Event) Jan 28, 2019 - Mar 11, 2019                                           Event Dates: Jan 28, 2019 : Feb 04, 2019 : Feb 11, 2019 : Feb 25, 2019 : Mar 04, 2019 : Mar 11, 2019

Time: 9:30am - 12:00pm 

Audience: Parents with children of all ages, mental health professionals, and educators working with families. 

Facilitator(s): Alicia Alvarez, BCBA, NCCSE Coordinator                                 Dawn Shirvanian, M.A., CCC-SLP, NCCSE Program Specialist of Assistive Technology 

Included: Workbook 

Price: $30.00 Non-members (Individual)                                                                     $40.00 Non-members (Couple sharing materials, must register at                          the same time)                                                                                         $0.00 Participants from NCCSE member districts


No cost for participants with students or employed by any of the NCCSE member districts or NPS's/NPA's providing service to students in NCCSE member districts: Bonsall Unified, Cardiff Elementary, Carlsbad Unified, Del Mar Union, Encinitas Union Elementary, Fallbrook Union Elementary, Oceanside Unified, Rancho Santa Fe Elementary, San Dieguito Union High, San Marcos Unified, Solana Beach Elementary, Vallecitos, Vista Unified, and SDCOE HOPE INfant Program North County. 

Non-members'all others: Please make your payment (check or money order) payable to: San Diego County Superintendent of Schools. Remit to: North Coastal Consortium for Special Education (NCCSE), Atte: Professional Development, 255 Pico Avenue Ste. 101/ Room 220, San Marcos, CA 92069.

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Location:  North County Regional Education Center (NCREC)                                         255 Pico Avenue                                                                                                   San Marcos, CA 92069

Contact:  Fabiola Vasquez                                                                                                                                                                                       P: (760) 761-5119 

Sponsor: North Coastal Consortium for Special Education