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Children and 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.

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.

Overindulgence: The Test of Four

It's natural to want to protect your children, or try to make things up to them, after a divorce or separation. That being said, overindulgence is not good for children or their parents. Learn the test of four, and to recognize what is enough.

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.

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

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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