Parenting Conference

A Day with Alfie Kohn

UNCONDITIONAL PARENTING:  Beyond Bribes and Threats

To raise children who are good learners and good people requires us to abandon strategies that do things TO kids, in favour of an approach in which we work WITH them. And underlying those ‘working with’ strategies is the message that children do not have to earn our approval and that we love them not for what they do but just for who they are.

This presentation, by the author of UNCONDITIONAL PARENTING, will show why threats and bribes are not only ineffective but actually counterproductive over the long haul.

Alfie Kohn is the author of 14 books on education, parenting, and human behavior, including PUNISHED BY REWARDS (1993), THE SCHOOLS OUR CHILDREN DESERVE (1999), UNCONDITIONAL PARENTING (2005), THE HOMEWORK MYTH (2006), and THE MYTH OF THE SPOILED CHILD (2014).  He has appeared twice on ‘Oprah,’ as well as on many other TV and radio programs. His articles include: ‘Five Reasons to Stop Saying “Good Job!”‘, ‘How Not to Teach Values,’ and ‘Atrocious Advice from “Supernanny.” ‘ Kohn works with educators and parents across North America and lives (actually) in the Boston area and (virtually) at: www.alfiekohn.org

Who     All parents and caregivers of children (ages newborn to 10 years)

Why     To gather information, explore new ideas, and meet and network with other parents

When   Saturday April 21, 2018 from 9:00am – 3:00pm

Where  Holy Trinity High School (2420 Sixth Line, Oakville)

Cost      $40 per person (includes breakfast, lunch, parenting show and presentation by Alfie Kohn)

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