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Kohn, Alfie – NAMTA Journal, 2000
Presents excerpt from Kohn's 1990 book, asserting that parents are most important to children and need to project a positive view of life. Argues that caring, the absence of physical punishment, guiding and explaining, cooperating, and taking children seriously are required to offset the pressure and negative values that a competitive culture…
Descriptors: Child Rearing, Children, Competition, Cultural Influences
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Kohn, Alfie – NAMTA Journal, 1994
Argues against using punishment and rewards to motivate children, maintaining that, although penalties and prizes may change behavior in the short term, they do not help children become responsible decision makers in the long term. (MDM)
Descriptors: Child Behavior, Child Responsibility, Children, Discipline