Lets discuss Kohn and the other authors with similar writings.
One of the most challenging parts for me from "Unconditional Parenting" is the sports and school parts. Intellectually I really agree with him, that competition is divisive, but am unable to commit to changing the system or starting a new life away from the establishment (public schools --mainstream sports and activities) My husband is a school teacher and loves baseball! I think when a lot of people read that book, that part turns them off of the whole idea of totally respecting your children in a Kohn manner. They think, "how could I possibly do this yet still watch the game and go to the 7th grade graduation, this won't fit in my life."