What Waiting for a Second Marshmallow Doesn’t Prove (##)

EDUCATION WEEK September 10, 2014 S’More Misrepresentation of Research What Waiting for a Second Marshmallow Doesn't Prove By Alfie Kohn [This article, which was published in Education Week under the title "The Deferred Gratification Myth," is adapted from The Myth of the Spoiled Child, which contains references to the relevant research.] Traditional schooling isn't working for an awful lot of students.  We can respond to that ... Read More

Trophy Fury: What’s Behind Claims that Kids Are Coddled and Overcelebrated?

NEW YORK TIMES May 4, 2014 Trophy Fury What's Behind Claims that Kids Are Coddled and Overcelebrated? By Alfie Kohn [This is an expanded version of the published article, which was titled "Do Our Kids Get Off Too Easy?" and adapted from The Myth of the Spoiled Child.] The last time I checked, a web search for the phrases "everyone gets ... Read More