Re: Praise

Judith Lilly (
Mon, 7 Jul 1997 16:04:54 -0500

Thanks, Juanita. It seems to be a familar title although I have not read
it. Perhaps, it can be found in the library since it has some age.

At 11:20 AM 7/7/97 -0500, you wrote:
>Dale, you wrote:
>>I have been reading an interesting book by Alfie Kohn titled "Punished
>>by Rewards." It is a large book with hundreds of references. Alfie
>>has concluded that we should be very careful about praising other
>>people. I think I agree with him when he says praising and artificial
>>awards tend to cause two undesirable changes in the people being
>I was also very enlightened on this topic by the book "Liberated Parents,
>Liberated Children," by Adele Faber and Elaine Mazlish. This book is over
>20 years old, and is still the best I've ever read on relating to children.
>I use it over and over with my kids, and keep learning from it as they grow.