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The price of privilege : [how parental pressure and material advantage are creating a generation of disconnected and unhappy kids] / Madeline Levine, Ph. D..

Levine, Madeline. (Author). Perrin, Jo Anna (Added Author).
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  • ISBN: 9781494597832 (sound recording : hoopla Audio Book)
  • ISBN: 1494597837 (sound recording : hoopla Audio Book)
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (1 audio file (8hr., 38 min.)) : digital
  • Edition: Unabridged.
  • Publisher: [United States] : Tantor Audio : 2015.

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Restrictions on Access Note:
Digital content provided by hoopla.
Participant or Performer Note:
Read by JoAnna Perrin.
Summary, etc.:
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.
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Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Subject: Child rearing
Wealth > Psychological aspects.
Teenagers > Conduct of life.
Adolescent psychology.

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