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How Much Is Too Much? by Jean Clarke

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HOW WERE CHILDREN OVERINDULGED?

It’s More Than Toys and Clothes

THE KEY WORD IN OVERINDULGENCE IS OVER.

—A.V.A.

HOW WERE THE ADULTS IN OUR STUDIES OVERINDULGED? Too many toys didn’t even make the top four. Often when we mention overindulgence, people say, “I know all about that. It’s too many toys. You should see my sister-in-law’s house! The floor is covered with toys. You can hardly walk across the family room.” But the research percentages tell a different story. It’s more than toys—lots more!

Here are the top fifteen ways (from most to least common) in which people said that they were overindulged as children.1

 

INDICATORS OF OVERINDULGENCE ...

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