Alfie Kohn, PhD writer and speaker, talks with Robbyn Peters Bennett with StopSpanking.org about moving beyond rewards and punishment. Dr. Kohn, using compelling scientific evidence, challenges the popular cultural belief that permissive, overly protective, and non-punishing sympathetic approaches to parenting is creating spoiled children. He argues that in fact, the major threat to healthy child development is posed by parenting that is too controlling rather than too indulgent.

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