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Raising likeable, responsible, respectful children.
David J Bredehoft Ph.D.
We need to raise spiritual children who have a sense of peacefulness, curiosity, industry, and awe, as well as a deep sense of empathy with others’ suffering.
Parents can influence a child's spiritual development. Two of the biggest roadblocks are childhood overindulgence and excessive materialism.
Hollywood stars used money, position, power, and influence to get their children accepted to elite universities in place of other more qualified students. Is this overindulgence?
Parents do not want the worst for their child—they want the best. The problem is they often go overboard.
More adult children are moving back home. If your adult child wants to move back in you will need to negotiate a new set of rules for living with each other. Write a contract.
Overindulging children can lead to external rather than internal life goals, resulting in greater risks of unhappiness, anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, and intimacy problems.
Raising children to be responsible and respectful is a difficult job in our overindulgent world. Sometimes parents err. Acknowledging and pledging to change can be healing.
A majority of parents think we buy way too many gifts for children. Here are 11 common-sense suggestions for families to help curb this overindulgence.
Having reasonable rules, expecting children to do chores, and setting boundaries are good for children. It's called firm structure.
Overnurture is being overinvolved in your children’s lives. It’s doing too much for them, smothering, entertaining and insulating them from stress and anxiety.
Too much has become the new normal; it is the first type of overindulgence our research identified.
Many parents are worried about overindulging their children, particularly in an age when overindulgence appears to be the new normal.
David Bredehoft, Ph.D., is a professor emeritus and former chair of psychology at Concordia University.