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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.

About the Course: Parenting In the Age of Overindulgence

Learn about the development and research behind Parenting In the Age of Overindulgence. The course presents evidence based research in a new way using practical parenting tools and relatable situations.

Parenting In the Age of Overindulgence Online Course

This free online course will help you learn how to identify if something is "too much" and get strategies to avoid overindulgence.

Other Recommended 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.

Targeted Food Marketing to Youth Online Course — Online course about food and beverage marketing and its influences on children.

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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