How Much is Enough
Everything You Need to Know to Steer Clear of Overindulgence and Raise Likeable, Responsible and Respectful Children
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How Much is Enough by Jean Illsley Clarke
Book DescriptionAll parents, regardless of age, income, or marital status, have the same goal--to 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.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781569244371
(229mm x 152mm x 22mm)
Imprint: Da Capo Press Inc
Publisher: The Perseus Books Group
Publish Date: 20-Nov-2003
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Jean Illsley Clarke
How Much is Too Much?, Paperback (January 2014)
A tenth anniversary edition of How Much Is Enough? completely revised with four entirely distinct chapters and updated throughout, including new tips and advice, for the age of parenting extremes.
Growing Up Again, Paperback (May 1998)» View all books by Jean Illsley Clarke
This guide offers support to parents and other adults who work with children. It shows why providing children with structure and nurturing is so critical to the development of self-esteem, explores the ages and stages of development, and provides the means for personal and family growth.
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