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District 87 Offers Program on Unconditional Parenting Tuesday Night

The Glenbard Parent Series will host its next event Tuesday night at Glenbard South High School.

From Glenbard District 87

The Glenbard Parent Series: Navigating Healthy Families presents "Unconditional Parenting: Moving from Rewards and Threats to Love and Reason."

This special evening with Alfie Kohn will be presented at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 9, in the auditorium at Glenbard South, 23W200 Butterfield Road in Glen Ellyn. 

Kohn will present his award-winning program on teen behavior, transformational parenting and our achievement crazy culture. Kohn is the author of 12 books on human behavior and parenting, including What Does It Mean To Be Well Educated? The Schools Our Children Deserve and Unconditional Parenting. 

Manipulating children's behavior by means of contrived praise, privileges granted or privileges withheld will prevent children from becoming the kind of adults parents hope they will be. Instead of encouraging kids to take responsibility for their actions, children become dependent on rewards. Rather than promoting generosity and compassion, children focus on the consequences inherent in pleasing others.

Kohn's GPS workshop will help parents work with teens to help them be empathetic, responsible and good learners. Kohn also will redefine success, inviting us to rethink basic assumptions about competition and the relationship between how we're raising our teens today and the adults we hope they will be tomorrow. 

Don't miss this fascinating presentation, and learn how to reconnect to your own best instincts inparenting today's teens.

Join us at 6:30 p.m. for a "Let's Talk" parent-to-parent drop-in discussion group.

GPS is generously sponsored by the Cebrin Goodman Center, an affiliate of the Lillian and Larry Goodman Foundation, and in partnership with the Cooperative Association for Special Education (CASE).

This free program is open to all. No advance registration is required. Students also are encouraged to attend.  For more information, contact Gilda Ross, Glenbard District 87 student and community projects coordinator, at 630-942-7573or by e-mail at this address

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