Preface. PART I: The Pampered Child Syndrome: How to Recognize It. 1. Background and Evolution. 2. Pampered Children. 3. The Pampered Child Syndrome. 4. Depression. 5. Anxiety. 6. Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder. 7. Behavior Disorders. 8. Learning Problems. PART II: The Pampered Child Syndrome: How to Manage It and How to Avoid It. 9. Management and Prevention: General Objectives. 10. Restoring Balance: Breaking the Pampering Cycle. 11. Parent Matters. 12. Roles and Goals for Professionals. 13. A Class Act: Pampered Children and Their Teachers. 14. Sparing the Rod without Spoiling the Child: Ten Strategies That Work. Epilogue. Happily Ever After? Indexes.
Maggie Mamen, Ph.D. is a clinical psychologist with more than 20 years' experience working with children and their parents. Born and raised in London, she lives in Canada. She is the author of Who's in Charge? A Guide to Family Management and Laughter, Love & Limits: Parenting for Life.
A Fascinating read full of insights - I liked the author's
well-grounded approach. The book has strengthened my belief in the
importance of raising children in a balanced way and with clear
boundaries. They need to accept the ambivalence of life in order to
develop their own inner resources to deal with the outside world
and they need to be contained in order to feel safe. -- Home
Education Advisory Service
A fascinating read full of insights... I liked the author's well grounded approach. This book has strengthened my belief in the importance of raising children in a balanced way and with clear boundaries. They need to accept the ambivalence of life in order to develop their own inner resources to deal with the outside world and they need to be contained in order to feel safe. -- Home Education Advisory Service
Dr Maggie Mamen offers advice to parents on how to strike a balance between nurturing children while at the same time maintaining authority and demanding respect. This book is a welcome source of advice for parents or professionals working with children who are given all the love and care they need, yet who remain unhappy, anxious or angry. -- Practical Professional Child Care
Pampered Child Syndrome, according to Mamen, affects all socio-economic groups... Mamen shows how children provided with a high level of service, protected from discomfort, embarrassment and unhappiness are deprived of the opportunity to manage disappointment, frustration and take responsibility for their actions. They fail to see their effect on others or feel guilt or remorse. These children grow unhappy, anxious and aggressive.Refreshingly, she dares to say, whatever happened to "No" and "Because I said so"? With its sections on how to recognize, manage and avoid the syndrome, the book is a practical resource for parents, teachers, health and social care professionals.This book offers advice on working with children who are given everything they want. The author identifies the `symptoms' of the pampered child and explains the dangers of misdiagnosis.-- Children Now