Tag: Alfie Kohn

Join Me! Education: Next Generation

I am delighted to be a part of the “Education: Next Generation” FREE online conference next week, May 23-27, 2016. This conference brings together top educational and parenting experts to discuss key topics related to social and emotional learning and mindfulness. The conference is being organized by Cecilia and Jason Hilkey, educators, parenting experts and …

In Praise of Specificity

The highest reward for a person’s toil is not what they get for it, but what they become by it. –       John Ruskin  How does praise – the expression of a favorable judgment[i]  – fit with raising a confident child? Is it good or bad? Is there such a thing as too much or too …

A Fork in the Road

  Your children are not your children They are the sons and daughters of Life’s longing for itself… You may give them your love but not your thoughts, For they have their own thoughts.  –          Kahlil Gibran, The Prophet, 1923 Parenting in the year 2013 is a great balancing act. We know that the fear …

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