The Price of Privilege: How Parental Pressure and Material Advantage Are Creating a Generation of Disconnected and Unhappy Kids

The Price of Privilege: How Parental Pressure and Material Advantage Are Creating a Generation of Disconnected and Unhappy Kids Author Madeline, PhD Levine
ISBN-10 006059585X
ISBN-13 9780060595852
Year 2008-04-22
Pages 256
Language English
Publisher Harper Perennial
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In recent years numerous studies have shown that bright charming seemingly confident and socially skilled teenagers from affluent loving families are experiencing epidemic rates of depression substance abuse and anxiety disorders rates higher than in any other socioeconomic group of American adolescents Materialism pressure to achieve perfectionism and disconnection are combining to create a perfect storm that is devastating children of privilege and their parents alike In this eye opening provocative and essential book clinical psychologist Madeline Levine explodes one child rearing myth after another With empathy and candor she identifies toxic cultural influences and well intentioned but misguided parenting practices that are detrimental to a child s healthy self development Her thoughtful practical advice provides solutions that will enable parents to help their emotionally troubled star child cultivate an authentic sense of self