Parents, at some point, face the necessity to set and enforce limits for their children. They have to do so because they love kids so much that they are willing to help them grow happy and safe.
Parenting with love and logic means that you allow children to make decisions, affordable mistakes, and experience natural or logical consequences.
This way, they learn that the quality of their lives depends on the quality of their choices.
Okay, this is the theory. Let's put it into practice.
Let's have an example.
A child is playing or doing something they are very involved in.
It's almost dinner time. Let the child know that dinner is coming soon.
1) set limits with love and enforceable statements.
"Okay, honey, it's almost dinner time."
"Please, clean up before dinner ."
2) do not warn children of the consequence.
When it's time to clean up, ask them to clean up and join you for dinner. A Clean-up song may help (there are tons on YouTube).
3) give them small choices.
The child refuses to follow your direction.
Give them two choices with the same outcome.
"Pick up toys in a big basket" or "Pick up toys and put them on the shelves."
Let them choose.
If they refuse, be ready to provide a consequence.
4) provide consequences without anger, threat, or lecture.
5) be consistent in setting limits and providing consequences.
6) take little steps, no rush.