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The Resource The price of privilege : how parental pressure and material advantage are creating a generation of disconnected and unhappy kids, Madeline Levine

The price of privilege : how parental pressure and material advantage are creating a generation of disconnected and unhappy kids, Madeline Levine

Label
The price of privilege : how parental pressure and material advantage are creating a generation of disconnected and unhappy kids
Title
The price of privilege
Title remainder
how parental pressure and material advantage are creating a generation of disconnected and unhappy kids
Statement of responsibility
Madeline Levine
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Explores the epidemic of emotional and psychological problems crippling America's privileged youth, identifying parenting practices that hinder self-development--exemplified by depression, substance abuse, anxiety, and other extreme ailments
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
649/.156
Index
index present
LC call number
HQ769
LC item number
.L394 2006
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Target audience
adult
Label
The price of privilege : how parental pressure and material advantage are creating a generation of disconnected and unhappy kids, Madeline Levine
Link
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [228]-236) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Why kids who have so much can feel empty -- Why we can't afford to trivialize the problems of privileged kids -- The magnitude of the problem -- Don't kids 'grow out of' adolescent angst? -- Don't kids from affluent families get all the help they need? -- The toxic brew of pressure and isolation -- Why parents' good intentions are not enough -- Money doesn't make us happier -- Allison: how affluence can get in the way of emotional development -- Materialism: the dark side of affluence -- The false promises of materialism -- Happiness is an inside job -- Kids with healthy selves are ready and able to 'own' their lives -- Kids with healthy selves can control their impulses: "I'm the boss of me" -- Kids with healthy selves can be generous and loving -- Kids with healthy selves are good architects of their internal 'homes' -- Tyler's story: whose life is it anyway? -- Knowing what really matters and what doesn't -- The magic years: ages 2 to 4 -- Masters of the universe: ages 5 to 7 -- How am I doing?: ages 8 to 11 -- What happened to my kid? ages 12 to 14 -- Working on the 'real me': ages 15 to 17 -- Know your parenting style -- Cultivate warmth to protect emotional development -- Avoid the damage inflicted by criticism and rejection -- Firmness: being clear about your authority -- Monitoring: "Do you know where your children are?" -- Containment: letting your kids know when you mean business -- Flexibility: knowing when to skip the showdown -- It's easier when we start early (but it's never too late!) -- The difference between being 'in control' and being 'controlling' -- Bucking the tide: if everyone is doing it, that doesn't make it right -- Holding ourselves accountable -- The poison of perfectionism -- Overcoming myopia about the 'good life' -- Handling the isolation that makes us vulnerable to being bullied -- The threat of divorce and the potential loss of 'wifestyle' -- Samantha's story: dancing in the dark -- Acknowledging how very hard our job is -- Taking our problems seriously -- The fear of vulnerability -- The risks of staying unhappy -- Tend and befriend: the critical importance of friendships -- The distraction of the work debate -- Choosing what we can live with
Control code
2561908
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
x, 246 pages
Isbn
9780060595845
Lccn
2005057725
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm62393252
  • (OCoLC)62393252
Label
The price of privilege : how parental pressure and material advantage are creating a generation of disconnected and unhappy kids, Madeline Levine
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [228]-236) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Why kids who have so much can feel empty -- Why we can't afford to trivialize the problems of privileged kids -- The magnitude of the problem -- Don't kids 'grow out of' adolescent angst? -- Don't kids from affluent families get all the help they need? -- The toxic brew of pressure and isolation -- Why parents' good intentions are not enough -- Money doesn't make us happier -- Allison: how affluence can get in the way of emotional development -- Materialism: the dark side of affluence -- The false promises of materialism -- Happiness is an inside job -- Kids with healthy selves are ready and able to 'own' their lives -- Kids with healthy selves can control their impulses: "I'm the boss of me" -- Kids with healthy selves can be generous and loving -- Kids with healthy selves are good architects of their internal 'homes' -- Tyler's story: whose life is it anyway? -- Knowing what really matters and what doesn't -- The magic years: ages 2 to 4 -- Masters of the universe: ages 5 to 7 -- How am I doing?: ages 8 to 11 -- What happened to my kid? ages 12 to 14 -- Working on the 'real me': ages 15 to 17 -- Know your parenting style -- Cultivate warmth to protect emotional development -- Avoid the damage inflicted by criticism and rejection -- Firmness: being clear about your authority -- Monitoring: "Do you know where your children are?" -- Containment: letting your kids know when you mean business -- Flexibility: knowing when to skip the showdown -- It's easier when we start early (but it's never too late!) -- The difference between being 'in control' and being 'controlling' -- Bucking the tide: if everyone is doing it, that doesn't make it right -- Holding ourselves accountable -- The poison of perfectionism -- Overcoming myopia about the 'good life' -- Handling the isolation that makes us vulnerable to being bullied -- The threat of divorce and the potential loss of 'wifestyle' -- Samantha's story: dancing in the dark -- Acknowledging how very hard our job is -- Taking our problems seriously -- The fear of vulnerability -- The risks of staying unhappy -- Tend and befriend: the critical importance of friendships -- The distraction of the work debate -- Choosing what we can live with
Control code
2561908
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
x, 246 pages
Isbn
9780060595845
Lccn
2005057725
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm62393252
  • (OCoLC)62393252

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