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                                 About Love and Logic®

Foster W. Cline, MD, a child psychiatrist, and Jim Fay, an educator, founded the Love and Logic Institute, Inc. in 1977. Love and Logic is a philosophy of raising and teaching children which enables adults to be happier, empowered, and more skilled in their interactions with children. This in turn leads to emotionally healthy children who have self-control, a high self-image, and the ability to cope with life’s frustrations with a positive attitude.

The concepts behind the Love and Logic philosophy address basic human needs. These needs encompass inclusion, structure, control, and affection, and exist in all groups and cultures. Love and Logic places a heavy emphasis on respect and dignity for children, while teaching adults how to set limits and maintain appropriate control. Love and Logic is a way of working with children that preserves loving adult/child relationships, teaches children to be responsible, and prepares young people to live in the real world, with its many choices and consequences.

Years of experience and research support Love and Logic’s strategies for working with children. The Love and Logic approach captures powerful, time-tested psychological techniques, and incorporates them into easy-to-use parenting tools which produce immediate results because they are simple, practical, and easy to learn.

Every year, Love and Logic changes the lives of hundreds of thousands of families and educators worldwide, who attend classes and use the multi-media products. School systems across the nation have adopted Love and Logic’s curriculum for educators. Both Jim and Foster have written several books, including the recently revised Parenting with Love and Logic and Parenting Teens with Love and Logic, which are among the nation's best-selling parenting books. Jim Fay’s video, How to Discipline Your Kids without Losing Their Love and Respect is shown on PBS stations across the country.


You can locate a Love and Logic facilitator and/or class in your local area by calling 1-800-338-4065. A live person will always answer during business hours which are from 7 AM to 5 PM MST (Colorado). You can also go to www.loveandlogic.com for great parenting resources.


About the Authors

Foster W. Cline, MD   

Dr. Cline, co-founder of the Love and Logic® Institute, is an internationally renowned child and adult psychiatrist who has worked with parents and children for over thirty-five years. Through the many years of his distinguished career, Dr. Cline has specialized in attachment and bonding in children, the gifted and talented child, parenting and child management, classroom behavior management, and families with children with medical challenges.  

Dr. Cline graduated cum laude from the University of Colorado and earned his MD degree from the University of Colorado Medical School in Denver. He spent his medical internship in the Gorgas Hospital, a federal hospital in the Panama Canal Zone.  He completed his adult and child psychiatric residencies at the University of Washington in Seattle.


His love of children and passion for changing lives give him a unique sense of clarity as he turns difficult and often confusing child development concepts into straight talk and answers for adults. He has served as a consultant to school systems, pupil personnel teams, and hospitals around the world.


As a gifted public speaker he is in high demand. In 1996 alone Dr. Cline presented workshops and seminars to professionals in eleven countries and twenty-three states. He has taught extensively for the University of Northern Colorado, Colorado State University, and other institutions of higher learning. The North American Council on Adoptable Children presented him with an award for Outstanding Contributions to Children.


Dr. Cline and his wife, Hermie, have raised three birth children, adopted one child from residential treatment at the age of eight, fostered three children and enjoy several grandchildren.

Jim Fay


Jim brings over 30 years of wisdom and experience in education, public speaking and consulting. He has become one of America's most sought-after presenters in the fields of parenting, positive discipline, and classroom management.  With Foster W. Cline, M.D., he is the co-founder of The Love and Logic Institute and co-author of the bestseller Parenting with Love and Logic. Jim has become a pied piper for parents, providing practical teaching and parenting techniques and encouraging adults to be consistent and effective in their efforts with kids.

Fay has 31 years of experience in education, serving in public, private, and parochial schools in a variety of roles, including elementary education, art and music teacher, school principal, and administrator. Through working in a variety of education settings, including inner-city and suburban schools, Fay saw the need to structure the classroom, the schools, and the home in a way that would build positive relationships with children. The structure would teach children responsibility and self-discipline, while still giving kids the message that adults cared about them.

He is the parent of three children, one of whom is a school psychologist and has joined The Love and Logic Institute. Fay has served as a consultant to schools, parent and mental health organizations, and the U.S. military. 


Charles Fay, Ph.D.

Dr. Fay is a parent, as well as an authority in child, school, and family psychology, parent training techniques, and classroom management strategies. He provides audiences with a unique insight into the benefits of the Love and Logic philosophy, having experienced them as a child, a parent, and a therapist.


Fay has taught thousands of parents and teachers across the country how to successfully implement the Love and Logic philosophy in their own homes and classrooms. He also has provided extensive psychotherapy and consultation services to children in schools, as well as inpatient psychiatric settings.  Dr Fay is a specialist in child, adolescent, and family psychotherapy as well as classroom management techniques for extremely disturbed and disruptive children/ adolescents and provides consultation strategies for teacher and school improvement.


Dr. Fay received his Ph.D. with highest honors from the University of South Carolina School Psychology Program. He has also earned national certification from the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP).