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    • Unconditional Parenting

    • Moving from Rewards and Punishments to Love and Reason
    • By: Alfie Kohn
    • Narrated by: Alfie Kohn
    • Length: 8 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
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    One basic need all children have, educator Alfie 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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • every parent should read this

    • By Dr Jesse J Harvey on 22-01-2017

    Non-member price: $30.74

    • Punished by Rewards

    • The Trouble with Gold Stars, Incentive Plans, A's, Praise, and Other Bribes
    • By: Alfie Kohn
    • Narrated by: Alfie Kohn
    • Length: 13 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Drawing on a wealth of psychological research, Alfie Kohn points the way to a more successful strategy based on working with people instead of doing things to them. "Do rewards motivate people?" asks Kohn. "Yes. They motivate people to get rewards." Seasoned with humor and familiar examples, Punished by Rewards presents an argument unsettling to hear but impossible to dismiss.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Insightful, intriguing and fresh.

    • By Red AC on 27-05-2018
    • The Trouble with Gold Stars, Incentive Plans, A's, Praise, and Other Bribes
    • By: Alfie Kohn
    • Narrated by: Alfie Kohn
    • Length: 13 hrs and 9 mins
    • Release date: 20-07-2017
    • 5 out of 5 stars 15 ratings

    Non-member price: $43.66

    • The Homework Myth

    • Why Our Kids Get Too Much of a Bad Thing
    • By: Alfie Kohn
    • Narrated by: Alfie Kohn
    • Length: 6 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
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    In The Homework Myth, nationally known educator and parenting expert Alfie Kohn systematically examines the usual defenses of homework - that it promotes higher achievement, "reinforces" learning, and teaches study skills and responsibility. None of these assumptions, he shows, actually passes the test of research, logic, or experience. 

    Non-member price: $39.71