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Rewarding Children’s Behavior: Should We Be Doing It?

Rewarding children’s behavior — it’s common, but should we be doing it? I was raised in the era of “good jobs” and gold stars; sticker charts and color-coded behavior cards. Many of us grew up with conditional rewards like, “If I do x, then I’ll get y.” Therefore, they became our defaults as we parent …

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Raffi’s Child Honouring Course: Parenting for a Better World

Raffi’s Child Honouring course: Parenting for a Better World One morning not long ago, I was about to attempt to fix a clogged drain in my shower. With minimal enthusiasm for that task, however, I opted to check my Instagram messages before starting. Much to my surprise, I had received a note from Raffi Cavoukian, …

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