Why Do We Punish Children? – Alfie Kohn

http://www.alfiekohn.org/blogs/whypunish/

“Research by developmental psychologists has found that punishment — and, again, it doesn’t matter if we call it “consequences” — tends to impede moral development by arresting children at the level of self-interest.)”

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3 thoughts on “Why Do We Punish Children? – Alfie Kohn

    • I am currently learning NVC (Non-Violent Communication) and I find the practice of NVC goes with Alfie’s ideas very well. It is not easy because we are so used to, and live in what Marshall Rosenberg called “domination cultures”.

  1. If you want to know more about Alfie Kohn’s ideas, check out his blog and articles which can all be accessed via this article’s link. See if you can get hold of his book “Unconditional Parenting” too.

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