Six Myths about Kids and Parenting
What's the one thing libertal and conservative parents can agree on? Kids these days are spoiled. But are they? With the new generation hitting the work force under the labels "coddled," "lazy," and "entitled," it's easy enough to place the blame on parents. But is a pampered approach to parenting really ruining future generations? And is the only solution for parents to take off the kid-gloves when it comes to discipline?
In The Myth of the Spoiled Child, Alfie Kohn goes analyzes all of the above. Here is an adaption from the book that talks about the six myths about kids and parenting.
Alfie Kohn is a frequent lecturer on the topics of education and parenting, and the author of twelve previous books, including The Homework Myth, Punished by Rewards, and Unconditional Parenint. His work has been covered by the New York Times, Washington Post, Boston Globe, and USA Today, and he has appeared on CNN, BBC, and numerous NPR shows. He lives in the Boston area.