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Parenting in the age of overindulgence

Overindulgence is giving your child too much of anything that can delay their development. It's important for parents and caregivers to identify and prevent overindulgence in their homes.

New Take and Teach Lessons
Take and teach lessons will be available Fall 2017 for the Parenting in the age of overindulgence Online Course. For more information, send an email to

Related resources

Growing Up Resilient Webinar — Recorded webinar for parents and parent educators that discusses what resilience is and how we can build resilience in children.

Setting Limits for Responsive Discipline — Limits provide a sense of security for children.

5 Tips for Parents to Avoid the Damaging Effects of Overindulgence — In this article, Jean Illsley Clarke discusses the concept of overindulgence, offering five tips on how to recognize it and what to do about it.

Raising Likeable, Responsible, Respectful Children in an Age of OverindulgenceDavid Bredehoft, Jean Illsley Clarke, and Connie Dawson — Provides more information on what overindulgence is, research completed on the topic, and resources for parents to use.

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