The People Behind The Love & Logic Way
Co-Founder, The Love and Logic Institute, Inc.
Founder, School Consultant Services.
Over 30 years of experience in education, including:
34 years of experience as a speaker, consultant.
One of America's most sought-after presenters
Jim Fay 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.
He's 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.
Jim Fay has over 30 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. He has been consulting and speaking about parenting and education for more than 30 years, founding School Consultant Services, the sister company to the Cline-Fay Institute, in 1977.
Through working in a variety of education settings, including inner-city and suburban schools, Jim 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.
"Some people are uncomfortable when I bring up love in education" he says. "'This shouldn't be a popularity contest,' they say. But I started out as a parent and a teacher with lots of lecturing, threats, rewards, and punishments - and they didn't work."
Jim Fay slowly developed the Love and Logic® philosophy, learning as he went and experimenting with different techniques until he found a consistent, practical way to work with children.
He is the parent of three children, one of whom is Dr. Charles Fay…a school psychologist and speaker/author of the Love and Logic Institute. Jim has served as a consultant to schools, parent and mental health organizations, and the U.S. military.
Charles Fay, Ph.D.
President of the Love and Logic Institute, Inc.
- Child, adolescent, and family psychotherapy
- Assessment of child and adolescent learning, emotional, and behavioral problems
- Classroom management techniques for extremely disturbed and disruptive children, and adolescents
- Consultation strategies for teacher and school improvement
- Parent training methods and family therapy
Parent, author, consultant, speaker
Charles Fay, Ph.D. is a parent, internationally recognized author, consultant and highly skilled public speaker.
Millions of educators, mental health professionals, and parents world-wide have benefited from his practical and down-to-earth solutions to the most common and frustrating behaviors displayed by youth of all ages. These solutions come directly from years of research and clinical experience serving severely disturbed youth and their families in psychiatric hospitals, public and private schools, and homes.
Dr. Fay’s interest in education and psychology were peaked as a child from years of exposure to some of our nation’s most dynamic experts in these fields. This early exposure came as a result of participation in training events with his father, Jim Fay. Jim is one of the nation’s leading experts on child discipline and has over fifty years of experience in public education. The internationally recognized Love and Logic approach was literally developed around Charles Fay as he grew. Now he jokes, “I think that’s why I became a psychologist…just to figure out what they were doing to me as a kid. But…let me be clear…I absolutely adore my mom and dad as a result.”
Dr. Fay earned his Ph.D. with highest honors in 1997 from the University of South Carolina. Prior to and during his university training in school and clinical psychology, he enjoyed extensive experience working with children in psychiatric, public school and mental health settings.
Dr. Fay currently works full time as an author, consultant, public speaker and CEO of the Love and Logic Institute. Because of his high-powered sense of humor and story-telling skills, audiences experience the most memorable and life changing form of learning: learning that’s mentally connected to joy and real-life examples. Many conference attendees have written, “The time went so fast…a very entertaining speaker,” and “I’m so relieved that he gave us things we can actually use rather than lots of theory and impractical stuff,” and “I first heard Dr. Fay fifteen years ago. I’m still using the skills I learned all those years ago!”
Foster W. Cline, M.D.
Co-Founder, The Love and Logic Institute
Adult and child psychiatrist
- Attachment and bonding in children
- The gifted and talented child
- Parenting and child management
- Classroom behavior management
- Communication systems and patterns
An internationally renowned child and adult psychiatrist
Dr. Foster W. Cline is an internationally renowned child and adult psychiatrist, as well as the co-author of Parenting with Love and Logic. 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. Dr. Foster W. Cline also is a grandparent, as well as the father of three biological children, one adopted child, and several foster children.