Unconditional Parenting: Moving from Rewards and Punishments to Love and Reason

Version: Unabridged
Author: Alfie Kohn
Narrator: Alfie Kohn
Genres: Marriage & Family
Publisher: Tantor Audio
Published In: July 2016
# of Units: 4 CDs
Length: 8 hours, 42 minutes
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Most parenting guides begin with the question "How can we get kids to do what they're told?" and then proceed to offer various techniques for controlling them. In this truly groundbreaking book, nationally respected educator Alfie Kohn begins instead by asking, "What do kids need-and how can we meet those needs?" What follows from that question are ideas for working with children rather than doing things to them.

Author Details

Author Details

Kohn, Alfie

Alfie Kohn was recently described by Time magazine as "perhaps the country's most outspoken critic of education's fixation on grades [and] test scores." He is the author of 13 books on education and human behavior, including The Schools Our Children Deserve, The Case Against Standardized Testing, and The Homework Myth. A former teacher, Kohn now works with educators across the country and speaks regularly at national conferences. He lives (actually) in Belmont, Mass. and (virtually) at www.alfiekohn.org.