Unconditional Parenting p.119

I want to propose a baker’s dozen guiding principles. Each of these has practical implications that may be more surprising and challenging than its capsule description would imply.

Here they are all together:

  1. Be reflective.
  2. Reconsider your requests.
  3. Keep your eye on you long-term goals.
  4. Put the relationship first.
  5. Change how you see, not just how you act.
  6. R-E-S-P-E-C-T
  7. Be authentic.
  8. Talk less, ask more.
  9. Keep their ages in mind.
  10. Attribute to children the best possible motive consistent with the facts.
  11. Don’t stick your no’s in unnecessarily.
  12. Don’t be rigid.
  13. Don’t be in a hurry.

 

Alfie Kohn – Unconditional Parenting: Moving from Rewards and Punishments to Love and Reason p.119

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