Jenn Casey and Kelly Elmore on Parenting without Punishment
Radio Interview: 27 June 2012
I interviewed Jenn Casey and Kelly Elmore on "Parenting without Punishment" on 27 June 2012. Listen to or download this episode of Philosophy in Action Radio below.
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
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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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I'm Dr. Diana Brickell (formerly Diana Hsieh). I'm a philosopher, and I've long specialized in the application of rational principles to the challenges of real life. I completed my Ph.D in philosophy from the University of Colorado at Boulder in 2009. I retired from work as a public intellectual in 2015.
From September 2009 to September 2015, I produced a radio show and podcast, Philosophy in Action Radio. In the primary show, my co-host Greg Perkins and I answered questions applying rational principles to the challenges of real life. We broadcast live over the internet on Sunday mornings.
My first book, Responsibility & Luck: A Defense of Praise and Blame, can be purchased in paperback and Kindle. The book defends the justice of moral praise and blame of persons using an Aristotelian theory of moral responsibility, thereby refuting Thomas Nagel's "problem of moral luck." My second book (and online course), Explore Atlas Shrugged, is a fantastic resource for anyone wishing to study Ayn Rand's epic novel in depth.
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