Unconditional Parenting | Quote 01582

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When we make children obey by force, threats, or punishment, we make them feel helpless. They can’t stand feeling helpless, so they provoke another confrontation to prove they still have some power.” And where do they learn how to use that power? From us. Not only does authoritarian parenting make them mad; it also teaches them how to direct that anger against another person.

Quote ID: 01582

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Alfie Kohn

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Unconditional Parenting

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