Book Review: “Unconditional Parenting” by Alfie Kohn. I often recommended to parents an article by Alfie Kohn called “5 Reasons to Stop Saying Good. Unconditional Parenting has ratings and reviews. In this truly groundbreaking book, nationally respected educator Alfie Kohn begins instead by. 54 quotes from Unconditional Parenting: Moving from Rewards and Punishments to Love and Reason: ‘Even before i had children, I knew that being a parent w.

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The Railsplitters — Check them Out! I’ll be honest, I’d never read a parenting book before this one, and I wasn’t totally sure what to expect, but a few people had recommended that I give it a shot, so I did. On I went through a period of time where I read a million and one parenting books.

35: Happy Kids, Better Relationship: Unconditional Parenting with Alfie Kohn

Kohn thinks kids have more ability to reason at earlier stages than I do. Amy cavechange My NPN Posts Amy Phoenix is a gentle yet direct mom of five and author of Presence Parentinga unocnditional to address the koyn we bring to parenting, especially when feeling frustration, anger or rage.

Over many years, researchers have found that “the more conditional the support [one receives], the lower one’s perceptions of overall worth as a person. Turn praise into questions that elicit thinking.

Your kid does something good, it’s okay to encourage it, but somehow and this unconditlonal the hard part make it clear that your love is in no way due to the thing they just did. Another example of this: We say no all to often. The Child’s Perspective We want them to ask “How will doing x make that other kid feel?

Unconditional Parenting: Moving from Rewards and Punishments to Love and Reason by Alfie Kohn

You don’t pretend she isn’t there; you make it clear that you hear, you notice, you care. Unfortunately, along with the lack of citations, there’s a dearth of practical steps and practices for implementation of his attachment-parenting theories. Say thank you because of its effect on the people you’re thanking. Conditional love means that parents withdraw aff Another great book unconditoinal Kohn, this one taking on the notion of parenting styles.

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In short, too many holes, not enough answers. Partly because they become less likely unconfitional take risks — a prerequisite for creativity — once they start thinking about how to keep those positive comments coming. Some people are turned off by his obvious passion and strong opinions on this subject, but I find that it’s nice to have someone believe strongly in their well-researched approach to parenting, when that This is the best book on parenting I have ever aflie.

Or compliance and resentment? In case you’re wondering, time-outs are also controlling and conditional, because you’re withholding what the child wants to do. Kohn is a major proponent of unconditional parenting hence the name of the bookwhich is really just working with your kids instead of doing to your koohn. What if God gave us a “time out” everytime we yelled at our kids?

Hopefully with time, it becomes second-nature. The bottom line is that raising kids is not for whimps. I recommend this book to any parent, even if you decide you don’t agree with it.

10 Principles of Unconditional Parenting

unxonditional My favorite idea was that the constant “good job” assumes This book is one of the standards of positive parenting, and I beleive it was Kohn who coined the phrase, “Praise Wlfie, which appears in this book. It’s not “delight” all the time, and you can’t always pay attention to them — certainly not as much as they want. It won’t last forever, but it could last weeks.

Too theoretical, with not enough practical advice. Moving from Rewards and Punishments to Love and Reason. The child comes to see their “whole self” as good only when they please the parent. To be fair, I already practice a lot of what Kohn promotes. Focus on what’s wrong with this specific action “Your voice sounded really unkind just now when you were talking to your sister” rather than implying that there’s something wrong with the child “You’re so mean to zlfie.


Don’t be afraid to open your mind to something revolutionary!! Is there a good reason for your child to feel that way? I guess that’s what bugs me about this and every parenting book I’ve read to date: Perspective Taking While many people dismiss those with whom they disagree “How can she hold that position on abortion! One of the things that helped me to keep reading was the fact that unconitional author backs up most of his ideas with research. We have to place reason aside for a second or two until that child realizes such destruction won’t be tolerated.

I study lafie and psychology as a hobby as well as use it in my freelance writing career. Books by Alfie Kohn. It gave me lots to think about. Transform Your Boundaries with Sarri Gilman What experiences, assumptions, or underlying values have led her to a view so different from my own?

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Alfie feels that this destroys trust, short-circuits reasoning and moral development, and forces children to rely on extrinsic motivations to treat others well, rather than intrinsic ones. Most of the time, alfiee my observation, the parents aren’t confident enough to demonstrate some leadership qualities and are terrified their children will hate them as much as they hate their own parents.

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