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
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Levine, Madeline
Index
index present
LC call number
HQ769
LC item number
.L394 2006
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Child rearing
  • Parenting
  • Wealth
  • Teenagers
  • Adolescent psychology
Label
The price of privilege : how parental pressure and material advantage are creating a generation of disconnected and unhappy kids, Madeline Levine
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [228]-236) and index
Contents
The paradox of privilege -- Why kids who have so much can feel empty -- Why we can't afford to trivialize the problems of privileged kids -- The not-so-hidden mental health epidemic among privileged youth -- 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 -- Why money doesn't buy mental health -- 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 -- What is a healthy "self"? -- 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 -- Different ages, different parenting strategies -- 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 -- How we connect makes all the difference -- Know your parenting style -- Cultivate warmth to protect emotional development -- Avoid the damage inflicted by criticism and rejection -- Discipline and control : the tough job of being the "bad cop" -- 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" --Challenges to effective parenting in the culture of affluence -- 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 -- Having everything except what we need most : the isolation of affluent moms -- 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
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
x, 246 p.
Isbn
9780060595845
Lccn
2005057725
Other control number
9780060595845
System control number
  • 2634774-01okla_normanlaw
  • (SIRSI)2634774
  • (Sirsi) o62393252
  • (OCoLC)62393252
Label
The price of privilege : how parental pressure and material advantage are creating a generation of disconnected and unhappy kids, Madeline Levine
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [228]-236) and index
Contents
The paradox of privilege -- Why kids who have so much can feel empty -- Why we can't afford to trivialize the problems of privileged kids -- The not-so-hidden mental health epidemic among privileged youth -- 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 -- Why money doesn't buy mental health -- 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 -- What is a healthy "self"? -- 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 -- Different ages, different parenting strategies -- 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 -- How we connect makes all the difference -- Know your parenting style -- Cultivate warmth to protect emotional development -- Avoid the damage inflicted by criticism and rejection -- Discipline and control : the tough job of being the "bad cop" -- 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" --Challenges to effective parenting in the culture of affluence -- 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 -- Having everything except what we need most : the isolation of affluent moms -- 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
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
x, 246 p.
Isbn
9780060595845
Lccn
2005057725
Other control number
9780060595845
System control number
  • 2634774-01okla_normanlaw
  • (SIRSI)2634774
  • (Sirsi) o62393252
  • (OCoLC)62393252

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