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Raising likeable, responsible, respectful children.
David J Bredehoft Ph.D.
Overindulging children can lead to external rather than internal life goals, resulting in greater risks of unhappiness, anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, and intimacy problems.
Raising children to be responsible and respectful is a difficult job in our overindulgent world. Sometimes parents err. Acknowledging and pledging to change can be healing.
A majority of parents think we buy way too many gifts for children. Here are 11 common-sense suggestions for families to help curb this overindulgence.
Having reasonable rules, expecting children to do chores, and setting boundaries are good for children. It's called firm structure.
Overnurture is being overinvolved in your children’s lives. It’s doing too much for them, smothering, entertaining and insulating them from stress and anxiety.
Too much has become the new normal; it is the first type of overindulgence our research identified.
Many parents are worried about overindulging their children, particularly in an age when overindulgence appears to be the new normal.
David Bredehoft, Ph.D., is a professor emeritus and former chair of psychology at Concordia University.