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The Price of Privilege Book Study

How Parental Pressure and Material Advantage Are Creating a Generation of Disconnected and Unhappy Kids

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The Price of Privilege: How Parental Pressure and Material Advantage Are Creating a Generation of Disconnected and Unhappy Kids by Madeline Levine.  ISBN: 978-0060595852

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.

Category: Social/Racial Justice

The cost associated with this registration is for course participation only. This course is eligible for 1 graduate credit through UND. Information on how to register and pay for the credit will be emailed to you after the start of the course.

The Price of Privilege Book Study Registration June 2020

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