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Everything-Voluntary.com teams up with NAP Parenting!

Everything-Voluntary.com teams up with NAP Parenting!

Thanks and a big shout out to Skyler Collins and the kind folks at everything-voluntary.com! (See our page here) Voluntaryism is just another name for the NAP as far as we’re concerned, so this community of like-minded writers is a perfect fit for our message and what we stand for. Go check it out!

Beyond Discipline: From Compliance to Community – Alfie Kohn

Beyond Discipline: From Compliance to Community – Alfie Kohn

Alfie Kohn’s conclusion about rewards is incorrect. Click here for our summary of the history of behaviorism, Kohn’s work, and a recent meta-analysis on the effects of rewards. We read tons of parenting books here, in search of enlightened cohorts. The most common type makes no references to science or morality. It has no bibliography, and makes no principled argument. In short, it’s fluff; just somebody’s opinion. You may as well base your parenting knowledge on the quote tattooed on…

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Using “I” Messages

Using “I” Messages


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See my essay re: I statements here

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The Case for NAP Parenting

The Case for NAP Parenting

Download the one-page .pdf here We all have principles that guide our decisions.      A principle usually defines what someone won’t do, like “I won’t shop there because they don’t pay their employees well” or “I won’t go on another date with that guy because he was so rude to the waitress”. In the Western world, the most primary or important principles are generally shared, and commonly, our law is in agreement with these shared principles.      Murder,…

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