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    • 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
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 59
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      5 out of 5 stars 48
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      5 out of 5 stars 48

    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
    • Punished by Rewards

    • By Michael on 05-19-18
    • 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: 07-20-17
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 59 ratings

    Regular price: $30.09

    • 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
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 161
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 135
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 131

    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
    • Eye opening, great audio.

    • By Sid Horadagoda on 02-28-17

    Regular price: $20.99

    • The Myth of the Spoiled Child

    • Challenging the Conventional Wisdom about Children and Parenting
    • By: Alfie Kohn
    • Narrated by: Alfie Kohn
    • Length: 8 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 86
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 78
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 77

    Somehow, deeply conservative assumptions about how children behave and how parents raise them have become the conventional wisdom in our society. It's widely assumed that parents are both permissive and overprotective, unable to set limits and afraid to let their kids fail. We're told that young people receive trophies, praise, and A's too easily, and suffer from inflated self-esteem and insufficient self-discipline. However, complaints about pushover parents and entitled kids are actually decades old and driven, it turns out, by ideology more than evidence.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Good info, too wordy

    • By Philip Mayer on 06-27-16

    Regular price: $25.19