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How Much Is Too Much? by Jean Clarke

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FROM THE RESEARCH—FOURTEEN RISKS OF OVERINDULGING

This Is Not What Caring Adults Intended!

LEARNING WHAT YOU DON’T WANT TO DO IS THE NEXT BEST THING TO FIGURING OUT WHAT YOU DO WANT TO DO.

—Anderson Cooper

HERE WE WILL LOOK AT the fourteen most common risks of overindulgence and call each a risky raindrop. We choose raindrops as a metaphor because rain can nourish the land and replenish the aquifer or can become a deluge and create muddy holes that keep us stuck. Like raindrops, parenting practices—the gifts, the activities, the privileges—that started out as life sustaining can, if given too often or too much, create a muddy, sticky quagmire. ...

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