Surely a little pampering of a child can't hurt, right? When the pampering becomes a way of life, it becomes a sociological and psychological phenomenon. The Pampered Child Syndrome describes children who are given everything, but constantly demand more; who believe they are entitled to the same rights as adults, but are not ready to accept grown-up responsibilities; who are loved, nurtured and protected, yet are unhappy, anxious or angry; and who are increasingly being diagnosed with emotional, behavioral or other major psychiatric disorders.
In our child centered society, we hustle to avoid harming our child's self esteem, seemingly paving a smooth path for them in life. This book helps parents take a different path.
The first half of the book discusses the syndrome. The second half gives parents strategies for changing the messages we send our children to truly prepare them for the real world - a world in which life is not always fair and we sometimes feel pain. Do you want to take back your kids from this path of pampering? This book can help.