Peaceful Parenting and Objective Reality

http://schoolsucksproject.com/podcast-382-kids-dont-need-or-want-your-praise-with-kevin-geary/

I wasn’t aware that my Christmas post about my gift-giving policy was going to touch so many nerves. This podcast discusses “peaceful parenting” and helps expand on some of the concepts I discussed to raise independent, rational, and internally-motivated children.

Adults today who have difficulty operating in objective reality are significantly influenced by their own Authoritarian parents and public education system that valued external motivating factors rather than internal. How one views the function of the State is often a reflection of how one views the roles of the parents.

Politics and parenting. Can I possibly cause any further cognitive dissonance? How about this: add legalistic religiosity to the mix and you create an adult paralyzed to effectively function in the real world.