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The myth of the spoiled child: Dr Rosina interviews Mr Alfie Kohn

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There are many claims today in the press that today's kids are spoiled, self centred, selfish and even narcissistic. Dr Rosina McAlpine interviews Mr Alfie Kohn on his recent book The myth of the spoiled child.

Mr. Alfie Kohn writes and speaks widely on human behavior, education, and parenting. He is the author of thirteen books and numerous articles, and lectures at education conferences and universities as well as to parent groups and corporations. For more information see

Mr Kohn uses a research-based approach to his work and in today's interview you'll learn:

1. Whether there is truth to the claim that kids today are "spoiled"

2. What kind of parenting helps children grow to be happy, healthy and well-balanced individuals

3. More about what it means to be an unconditional parent

You can also access my FREE parenting guide at where you'll learn about empowering your children by giving them key life skills like time and money management, self esteem, resilience, communications skills and emotional intelligence - with each activity only taking 15 minutes at a time.