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Lecture: Alfie Kohn | Greenwich, CT

Date/Time

Apr 9, 2014
07:00 PM

Description

The Whitby School Lecture Series presents Alfie Kohn, noted author and educator, who will speak on Wednesday, April 9, 7:00pm, at Temple Sholom in Greenwich. The discussion is free and open to the public, including a short reception following the talk.

Seats may be reserved at www.whitbyschool.org/alfiekohn.

Are we raising a generation of spoiled and over-protected narcissists? Alfie Kohn will address this question on April 9 with his usual outspokenness, humor, and research from his new book, The Myth of the Spoiled Child, in what should be a very provocative discussion.

The conventional wisdom is that helicopter parents are everywhere, overprotecting their children instead of letting them learn from failure; that they indulge and coddle rather than set limits; that grades are inflated and trophies handed out too readily. But are these criticisms new? Are they true? Drawing from his latest book, Kohn challenges fears and fallacies about kids-–what they're like and how they're raised.

Child education, parenting, and human behavior author Alfie Kohn has written 13 books, including Punished by Rewards, The Schools Our Children Deserve,Unconditional Parenting, and The Homework Myth.  He has been described by Time magazine as “perhaps the country’s most outspoken critic of education’s fixation on grades [and] test scores.”

Cost

Free

Location

View map Temple Sholom
300 East Putnam Avenue
Greenwich, CT

Additional Information

Sponsor

Whitby School

Phone

(203) 869-8464

Contact name

John Palomaki

Contact email

jpalomak@whitbyschool.org

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Greenwich

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