Alfie Kohn

  • Alfie Kohn

Alfie Kohn is the author of 14 books on human behavior, education, and parenting, including NO CONTEST: The Case Against Competition (1986), PUNISHED BY REWARDS (1993/2018), THE SCHOOLS OUR CHILDREN DESERVE (1999), UNCONDITIONAL PARENTING (2005), and THE MYTH OF THE SPOILED CHILD (2014).  He has appeared twice on “Oprah,” as well as on “The Today Show” and many other TV and radio programs. Among his many articles: “How Not to Teach Values,” “Raising an UnTrump,” and “The Overselling of Gratitude.” Kohn works with educators and parents across the country and speaks regularly at national conferences. He lives (actually) in the Boston area and (virtually) at