Overindulgent Parenting: When Too Much Becomes Not Enough

Parents love their children and want their children to be happy and healthy. However, often times parents’ efforts to raise happy children results in overindulgence. Research on overindulgent parenting suggests that it has negative implications for child development and psychological wellbeing in adulthood. This paper examines the various ways parents overindulge their children and the residual consequences of overindulgence. Parental motivation for overindulgence is discussed as well as strategies parents can use to avoid overindulgence.

Corrie Merten
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