help me help you.

many of you know that i work in youth corrections. a large portion of my job is counseling youth on how to get along at home and with their parents. an even larger part of my job is helping parents figure out how to parent these youth. it genuinely seems that if we can get the parents to change and/or tweak the way they are parenting, we almost never see their kids again. and i love that.

i love the idea that with a few suggestions that empower the kids and their parents, the family dynamics can change and everyone can get what they want out of the family relationships. and while i feel comfortable with the knowledge that i have gained over the course of my education and career, i feel like there is so much more that i can learn. and i most want to learn this...


"love and logic is a philosophy of raising and teaching children which allows adults to be happier, empowered, and more skilled in the interactions with children. love allows children to grow through their mistakes. logic allows children to live with the consequences of their choices. love and logic is a way of working with children that puts parents and teachers back in control, teaches children to be responsible, and prepares young people to live in the real world, with its many choices and consequences." (found here.)

not too long ago a friend of mine was able to go to colorado, love and logic headquarters, to a training seminar to become a love and logic facilitator. ever since then, i have been wanting/dying to do the same thing. there is just one hiccup...it is a bit on the pricey side. this is where you, my friends and acquaintances, come in...i have a plan for a way that we can all benefit. typically, love and logic parenting seminars cost about $100 per couple and there is a reduced rate for individuals. my plan is to have you pre-pre-pay (not a typo...go with me) for a love and logic seminar that will be on a yet determined date at a yet to be determined location. what i am saying is that if you help me get to the facilitator training seminar, i will come to you and teach you what i learn...i will even come to your home.

so, yes...help me help you. it will be amazing for all of us.

if you are interested in contributing to the fund or if you have any questions or concerns, please email me at rachellecranney@gmail.com or comment on this post.

thank you for your time.

updated: it was brought to my attention that it would be beneficial for you all to know what kind of funding i am looking for, so here it is...the cost for the seminar is $395, the curriculum is $700 and then there will be a cost for travel, room and food...i am planning on providing for my travel, room and food, though...unless it can get covered, know what i mean? anyway...hope that helps.

oh, also...love and logic is not just for parents. i believe that anyone that works with kids in any way, anyone that has nieces and nephews, anyone that is planning on having kids, anyone that teaches kids at church...i mean, the list is extensive...could and would benefit from love and logic.

and let us not forget...there is a bit of a deadline...the seminar is may 3rd, 4th and 5th. you have a little time to think about it, but don't take too long.

thanks again.

another update...to the right there at the top of this page, you will notice a donate button...i want to make donating as painless as possible. and thanks to those that have already donated...i have the best friends and family in the world.

that's all.


  1. Will you come to my home in NJ? ;)

    1. i'm not even kidding...if you got a group together, i would totally come to nj. i've never been...just sayin'.

  2. Is Love and Logic solely for parent-child relationships or is there a broader application? Is it something that would benefit anyone who works with or associates with children? Or adults. ~smile~

    1. oh no...the beauty of love and logic is that its application can be wide ranging. it is definitely something that anyone that works with children or has nieces and nephews or hangs out with the neighbor kids can benefit from knowing. its application is much broader than the parent/child relationships.

      btw...i love you very much. i am super sorry about being a flake. i've also been busy, but that is no an excuse. wanna hang out?

    2. I would like to contribute. And that was decided even BEFORE you mentioned hanging out. Which is a yes.

      And very much yay. For the btw. Needed to hear that.

      And another thing--I'm getting closer and closer to my very own blog. BoOm!

    3. i can't even wait...you blogging is a dream come true. i am not sure what your schedule is, but i can hang out monday or tuesday this week...if you wanna.

      and thanks for being supportive...i have the best friends and family.

    4. I had NO idea that you responded (an astonishing 4 minutes after I posted--BaM!) and then I went to China--and now I'm back. Please do not curse my horrible punctuation. Or grammar. Do you have any hang out time available? ~sigh~

  3. YES!!!! I am loving this idea.... you = genius. PEOPLE...LOVE & LOGIC IS AWESOME. It isn't some parenting program where they guilt you if you don't follow the steps. It is looked at like a menu where you choose what works for you and don't use what feels awkward/not genuine. Seriously... love... (and logic. haha)