Parenting expert in Rifle Oct. 2

MEEKER I Jim Fay, founder of The Love & Logic Institute and author of the best-selling book “Parenting with Love & Logic,” will present a half-day workshop Saturday, Oct. 2, at Rifle High School from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
The workshop is for parents, teachers and professionals working with youth and families.
Fay, who has a home in Meeker and a heart for Colorado’s Western Slope, has become one of America’s most sought-after presenters in the fields of parenting, positive discipline, and classroom management. He is a best-selling author and has become the pied piper for parents and educators searching for practical behavior management techniques.
Fay has 31 years of experience in a variety of educational settings including public, private and parochial schools. He has served as a consultant to parents, mental health organizations, and the U.S. military. Through his experiences as an art and music teacher, classroom teacher, principal and administrator in both inner city and suburban schools, he saw the need to structure the classroom, the school and the home in a way that would build positive relationships with children.
“Parents and teachers often tell me, ‘It shouldn’t be a popularity contest.’ But when I started out as a parent and a teacher with lots of lecturing, threats, rewards and punishments … it just didn’t work,” Jim says. “It’s all about teaching children responsibility and self-discipline, while at the same time giving the message that the adults in their lives care about them.”
Percent of the proceeds from this event will benefit YouthZone. For more information and registration, call YouthZone at (970) 945-9300 or visit www.YouthZone.com.