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Alfie Kohn

Part 1: The Problem with Carrots and Sticks

Alfie Kohn exposes the faulty thinking behind rewards and punishments and explains how we can learn to work with our children to solve problems.

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Part 2: Giving the Benefit of the Doubt

Alfie Kohn asks parents to err on the side of more autonomy for their children, trusting that they’ll make good decisions when given information.

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Part 3: Raising Problem Solvers

Alfie Kohn talks about how to treat sibling
rivalry and conflict between and with parents
as opportunities for learning how to problem
solve and get along with others.

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Bonus Track: Bullying

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Alfie KohnAlfie Kohn writes and speaks widely on human behavior, education and parenting. He is the author of twelve books, including Unconditional Parenting, Punished by Rewards, The Schools Children Deserve, The Homework Myth and the forthcoming Feel-Bad Education.

Kohn has been described by Time Magazine as “perhaps the country’s most outspoken critic of education’s fixation on grades and test scores.” He has appeared twice on “Oprah,” as well as on “The Today Show,” NPR’s “Talk of the Nation” and on many other TV and radio programs. He spends much of his time speaking at education conferences, as well as to parent groups, school faculties and researchers.

Kohn has written for publications ranging from The Nation to the Harvard Business Review, and from the Journal of Education to Ladies Home Journal. Among his recent articles: “Five Reasons to Stop Saying ‘Good Job!’”, “Standardized Testing and Its Victims,” “How Not to Teach Values” and “Atrocious Advice from ‘Supernanny.’”

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