Unconditional

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It's not simply about parenting, it's about love (and making sure you're kid/s feel it.)

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Unconditional

  1. 1. Not simply parenting, it’s LOVE! • Both positive and negative conditional parenting are harmful, in different ways! • Positive kind succeeds in getting children to work harder on academic tasks but at the cost of ‘unhealthy feelings’ of internal compulsion. • Negative conditioning doesn’t work at all even in the short run; it only increases negative feelings towards parents! • Both are methods of control and manipulation, all for the short-term; think of long-term behavioral effects. • These conditioning methods tells us more about ✓And most importantly, empathy and the dark view we have of human nature; that giving unconditional love would only lead to actively imagining things from the ‘chaos’! child’s point of view! ★In practice, unconditional acceptance should be ✓Cause what counts is how things look accompanied by autonomy support: explaining reasons for requests, give opportunities to from the perspective of the participate in making decisions (despite risk of children — whether they feel just as failure), being encouraging without being loved when they mess up or fall short. manipulative!

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