Unconditional Parenting with Alfie Kohn


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Happy New Year and Welcome back to season 4 of the Raising Wildlings Podcast!
In this episode, I get to chat with Alfie Kohn, the author of my all-time favourite parenting book, Unconditional Parenting.

👉 Alfie shares

  • What he means by ‘unconditional parenting’
  • What unconditional parenting looks like
  • Why we need to ask ourselves hard questions about our motives for wanting our children to behave a certain way
  • The downfalls of punishment and what to do instead
  • The counter productive impacts of rewards
  • The different harmful methods of control used on children
  • Three alternatives to praising your children
  • The importance of ethical development

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Alfie Kohn's Website
Book Reccs: Unconditional Parenting
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Guest Details

Alfie Kohn writes and speaks widely on human behavior, education, and parenting. The author of fourteen books and hundreds of articles, he lectures at education conferences and universities as well as to parent groups and corporations. Kohn’s criticisms of competition and rewards have been widely discussed and debated, and he has been described in Time magazine as “perhaps the country’s most outspoken critic of education’s fixation on grades [and] test scores.”

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