The Myth Of The Spoiled Child | Quote 01343

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…praise is tantamount to what psychologists call “conditional positive regard.” It’s not only different from, but antithetical to, the unconditional care that children need: to be loved for who they are and not merely for what they do. It makes perfect sense, then, that positive reinforcement was developed as a technique to elicit certain behaviors, not to promote healthy development.

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Alfie Kohn


The Myth Of The Spoiled Child

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