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How Much Is Enough? Attachment Parenting, Permissive Parenting and Overindulgence with Jean Illsley Clarke

Hear hosts Lu Hanessian and API co-founder Barbara Nicholson talk with Jean Illsley Clarke as they talk about current information regarding parenting and tough traits like greed, helplessness, and self-centeredness. - Click here to listen now free of charge

* Can I give my children too much?* How do I recognize overindulgence?

* Toys, events, and activities: meeting the child’s needs or the parent’s needs?

* What effect does overindulgence have on effort, learning, and potential and my child’s life aspirations?

* Overindulgence and common parenting challenges like television/screen time and chores

About Jean Illsley Clarke

Jean Illsley Clarke, Ph.D., CFLE, coauthor of How Much is Enough? is author of more than twenty books including: Self-Esteem: A Family Affair and Growing Up Again: Parenting Ourselves, Parenting Our Children. Jean is a dynamic sought-after speaker who holds a Master of Arts degree in Human Development. Jean has been awarded two honorary doctorates. The first, from Sierra University and the second from Concordia University, St. Paul in the Spring of 2003. She is a teaching and supervising member of the International Transactional Analysis Association and a Nationally Certified Family Life Educator. Recently she was named Distinguished Alumna of the Year and given the Larry Wilson Award by theCollege of Human Ecology at the University of Minnesota.

The overindulgence project began in 1996 with the mission of studying the relationship between childhood overindulgence and subsequent adult problems and parenting practices. To date, David Bredehoft, Jean Illsley Clarke, Connie Dawson and our research assistants have completed five studies and currently have two additional studies in process investigating overindulgence involving a combined 2,614 participants to date.