Jenn Casey and Kelly Elmore on Parenting without Punishment
Radio Interview: Wednesday, 27 June 2012
In the live broadcast of Philosophy in Action Radio on Wednesday, 27 June 2012, I interviewed Jenn Casey and Kelly Elmore on parenting without punishment.
Many parents think that they can only teach their children proper behavior by imposing punishments and rewards. Such methods, however, often teach the child the wrong lesson. In contrast, Jenn Casey and Kelly Elmore advocate a parenting method known as "positive discipline," which involves setting and enforcing limits, but not punishment and rewards. How does that work? Why does it work?
Jenn Casey and Kelly Elmore advocate non-punitive discipline in their podcast Cultivating the Virtues. They practice its techniques on their own children daily.
- Duration: 48:57
- MP3 File (11.3 MB)
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- What it means to "parent without punishment
- Parenting without punishment for toddlers
- Dealing with dishonesty in kids
- Kids wanting praise
- Kids who won't go to sleep
- Positive discipline from birth
- Setting limits based on adult preferences
- Teenagers breaking curfew
- What's wrong with rewards
- Summing up
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