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unconditional parenting moving from rewards and punishments to love and reason
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  1. The Childhood Years
    <p>I'm still conflicted about praising or accidentally over praising kids. There's an interesting article in Psychology Today about the subject, I don't know if I agree with everything this author says, but it is a conversation starter. <a...
  2. Parenting
    I'm on an Alfie Kohn kick lately, so I'd like to talk about praise a bit. As in, why we shouldn't praise our kids! This always makes parents new to the idea do a double take, but please read a few things and then really think about it, and maybe we can get a discussion going.<br><br> Here's...
  3. The Childhood Years
    I'm pretty sure I know how to start and that it will be very bumpy before it gets better, but I'm interested in your anecdotes and advice about starting to steer parenting into the Unconditional Parenting (Alfie Kohn) and Collaborative Problem Solving (Dr. Ross Greene) realm in early...
  4. Gentle Discipline
    <p>I've been following the thread on punishments with much interest, as we are making some big parenting changes right now and don't want punishments to be part of our family's deal anymore. I've been rereading Kohn and Neufeld and we are really trying to put the focus on the attachment...
  5. Gentle Discipline
    <hr class="bbcode_rule"> Most recent update on post #32.----<br><br> Before I go into what I hope to be a brief story.. I am hoping to hear from parents who have not always been the gentle discipline type, but managed to change to it with or with out difficulty. My purpose in hearing from these...
  6. Gentle Discipline
    I'm a big fan of Alfie Kohn and I really try to avoid punishment in any circumstance. I say "try to" because I don't intentionally punish but life seems to punish from time to time and it isn't always practical or possible to stop it, and I feel like by not intervening more there's still some...
  7. Gentle Discipline
    <p>My son will be three next week.For over a year he has had a bad habit of hitting particularly me when he is frustrated or mad. Now it has escalated to pinching and trying to bite. I've tried several different tactics, walking away, holding his arms away from me, talking to him about it...
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