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  • In this ground-breaking book on the children of affluence, a well-known clinical psychologist exposes the epidemic of emotional problems that are disabling America's privileged youth, thanks, in large part, to normalized, intrusive parenting that stunts the crucial development of the self.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.
  • Author(s): Madeline Levine
  • 256 Pages
  • Family + Relationships, Life Stages

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In this groundbreaking book on the children of affluence, a well-known clinical psychologist exposes the epidemic of emotional problems that are disabling Americas privileged youth.



Book Synopsis



In this ground-breaking book on the children of affluence, a well-known clinical psychologist exposes the epidemic of emotional problems that are disabling America's privileged youth, thanks, in large part, to normalized, intrusive parenting that stunts the crucial development of the self.

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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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.



Review Quotes




"Useful...clear, sensitive..." -- Publisher's Weekly

"In this insightful book, Levine eschews the temptation to dismiss problems of privileged teens as overindulgence." -- Book List

"[Written] with clarity and understanding of the culture of affluence and its pitfalls for parents." -- Library Journal

"Fresh and important ideas about parenting in the age of affluence..." -- Mary Pipher, Ph.D., author of Reviving Ophelia

"Levine offers chapter after chapter of practical advice for dealing with family problems." -- Connecticut Post Online

"[Madeline Levine's] ideas may be uncomfortable for parents to read, but they're a wonderful wake-up call." -- Bay Area Insider

"Levine's book explores some troubling and intriguing issues that certainly are worth pondering and discussing." -- Marin Independent Journal

"She treats her subjects as well as her subject with compassion and understanding." -- Chicago Tribune

"...[an] impassioned wake-up call to parents..." -- The Gazette (Montreal)

"This book has resonated in affluent communities all over the country. [Levine is] clearly on to something." -- Atlanta Journal-Constitution

"Her writing is warm and carefully thoughtful." -- Toronto Star


Dimensions (Overall): 8.0 Inches (H) x 5.4 Inches (W) x .6 Inches (D)
Weight: .43 Pounds
Suggested Age: 22 Years and Up
Number of Pages: 256
Genre: Family + Relationships
Sub-Genre: Life Stages
Publisher: Harper Perennial
Theme: Adolescence
Format: Paperback
Author: Madeline Levine
Language: English
Street Date: August 1, 2008
TCIN: 11327019
UPC: 9780060595852
Item Number (DPCI): 248-00-3840
Origin: Made in the USA or Imported
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