Unconditional Parenting

This is an eye-opening, paradigm-shattering book that will reconnect readers to their own best instincts and inspire them to become better parents.

Unconditional Parenting

Unconditional Parenting

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. One basic need all children have, Kohn argues, is to be loved unconditionally, to know that they will be accepted even if they screw up or fall short. Yet conventional approaches to parenting such as punishments (including "time-outs"), rewards (including positive reinforcement), and other forms of control teach children that they are loved only when they please us or impress us. Kohn cites a body of powerful, and largely unknown, research detailing the damage caused by leading children to believe they must earn our approval. That's precisely the message children derive from common discipline techniques, even though it's not the message most parents intend to send. More than just another book about discipline, though, Unconditional Parenting addresses the ways parents think about, feel about, and act with their children. It invites them to question their most basic assumptions about raising kids while offering a wealth of practical strategies for shifting from "doing to" to "working with" parenting--including how to replace praise with the unconditional support that children need to grow into healthy, caring, responsible people. This is an eye-opening, paradigm-shattering book that will reconnect readers to their own best instincts and inspire them to become better parents.

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Unconditional Parenting
Language: en
Pages: 272
Authors: Alfie Kohn
Categories: Family & Relationships
Type: BOOK - Published: 2006-03-28 - Publisher: Simon and Schuster

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?"
Unconditional Parenting
Language: en
Pages: 266
Authors: James Stark
Categories: Family & Relationships
Type: BOOK - Published: 2018-03-25 - Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

One basic need all children have, Kohn argues, is to be loved unconditionally, to know that they will be accepted even if they screw up or fall short. Yet conventional approaches to parenting such as punishments (including "time-outs"), rewards (including positive reinforcement), and other forms of control teach children that
Relationship-empowerment Parenting
Language: en
Pages: 204
Authors: Judith K. Balswick, Jack O. Balswick, Boni Piper, Don Piper
Categories: Family & Relationships
Type: BOOK - Published: 2003 - Publisher: Baker Publishing Group

Draws on a biblical model to explore the meaning of the term relationship, presenting a dynamic approach to parenting that explains how to raise confident, kind, and responsible children. Original.
Working with Parents of Noncompliant Children
Language: en
Pages: 304
Authors: Mark D. Shriver, Keith D. Allen
Categories: Medical
Type: BOOK - Published: 2008 - Publisher: Amer Psychological Assn

This book presents an in-depth look at evidence-based programs for training parents of children with behavior problems. Authors Shriver and Allen review the empirical support for four major programs, as well as some more popular programs that lack strong empirical support. Throughout this review they teach readers how to identify
Dr. Mom's Parenting Guide
Language: en
Pages: 336
Authors: Marianne Neifert, Marianne R. Neifert
Categories: Family & Relationships
Type: BOOK - Published: 1996-06 - Publisher: Plume

The author of Dr. Mom: A Guide to Baby and Child Care offers her own hard-won philosophy on parenting in the 1990s. Realizing that most parents' greatest concerns revolve around their child's self-esteem, Dr. Neifert, with comforting and compassionate advice, offers a positive, realistic philosophy on parenting.

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