Synopses & Reviews
All parents, regardless of age, income, or marital status, have the same goalto do the best possible for their child. But despite one's good intentions, the life-enhancing abundance heaped on our children often becomes more than they need or can handle, and the line is crossed into overindulgence. In How Much is Enough?, best-selling parenting and family experts Clarke, Dawson, and Bredehoft offer an in-depth look at how damaging overindulgence is to children, affecting their ability to learn many of the important life skills they need to thrive as adults. In warm and empathetic language, the authors reveal the three different ways children are overindulged (giving too much, being over-nurturing, and providing soft structure), guide parents in determining whether they're doing something overindulgent, and show them how to do things differently. The truth is that overindulgence is not the badge of a bad parent; in fact, it comes directly from having a good and generous heart. Based on solid, groundbreaking research involving 1,200 parents and their children, How Much is Enough? gives parents the insight and advice they need to parent in an effective and loving way and put their children on track for a happy and successful life.
Based on groundbreaking new research and professional experience which discuss the three ways most parents overindulge their children, guide them in determining whether they're doing something overindulgent, and help them end the behavior.
This is not a book about spoiling--the effects of overindulgence are far more complex and are often not evident for years. Clarke gives speeches and workshops on a regular basis around the world and Dawson does the same on a local and national level. This book is based on solid, groundbreaking research involving 1,200 parents and their children.