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How Much Is Too Much? by Jean Clarke

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THE WHO AND WHY OF ADULTS WHO OVERINDULGE

Forty-Two Reasons People Give In

WE CAN ALL SING AND DANCE AND BE SILLY WHEN THINGS ARE GOING WELL, BUT WHEN IT’S DIFFICULT NO ONE KNOWS WHAT TO DO, SO WE OVERINDULGE.

—Pam Guiney

HAPPINESS, JOY, A GOOD LIFE—that’s what parents want for their children. They also want their sons and daughters to be productive and to contribute according to their talents. So, because overindulgence is a form of neglect and can cause such pain, inconvenience, and distress later in life, why would parents overindulge their children? Why, indeed? Adults with good hearts often do not even know that they are doing it, and ...

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