[previously published as How Much Is Enough?]
A down-to-earth guide to regaining control of your kids and your family
Overindulgence is not the badge of a bad parent. In fact, it comes directly from having a good and generous heart. But despite our good intentions, the abundance we heap on our kids often becomes more than they need or can handle. Family and parenting experts Jean Illsley Clarke, Connie Dawson, and David Bredehoft help you to understand:
How damaging overindulgence can be for children
When you are overindulging--and how to stop
Which methods work best to establish firm rules and structure
How to instill responsibility and independence in your kids
What to do when family and friends are overindulging your kids
What grandparents can do to help
Based on new research gathered over the past ten years, How Much Is Too Much? gives you the insight and advice you need to put your children on track for a happy and successful life.
About the Authors:
Jean Illsley Clarke, PhD, is an internationally known parent educator whose books include Self-Esteem and Growing Up Again. She lives in Minnesota.
Connie Dawson, PhD, is a former counselor educator at Portland State University, an attachment-oriented therapist to adoptive families, a workshop presenter, and coauthor of Growing Up Again. She lives in Washington state.
David Bredehoft, PhD, is the Chair of the Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences at Concordia University in St. Paul, Minnesota, and has over twenty-seven years of experience as a researcher, marriage and family therapist, and university professor.