The Pampered Child Syndrome: How to Recognize it, How to Manage it, and How to Avoid it - A Guide for Parents and Professionals by Maggie MamenThe Pampered Child Syndrome: How to Recognize it, How to Manage it, and How to Avoid it - A Guide for Parents and Professionals by Maggie Mamen

The Pampered Child Syndrome: How to Recognize it, How to Manage it, and How to Avoid it - A Guide…

byMaggie Mamen

Paperback | October 15, 2005

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The Pampered Child Syndrome 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.

This book argues that we live in a society where real progress has been made in the development of child-centered parenting, education and care, but that this cultural shift has produced a generation of children who are entitled to the same rights as adults but not ready to accept grown-up responsibilities - children who are "loved too much". Dr. Maggie Mamen describes common characteristics of the pampered child, and offers practical advice on how to strike an effective balance between caring for and nurturing children while at the same time maintaining authority and respect.

The Pampered Child Syndrome also tackles the difficult issue of child mental health. Drawing on her professional expertise as a clinical psychologist, Dr. Maggie Mamen outlines how the "symptoms" of the pampered child can be similar to those used to diagnose many common emotional, behavioral, and psychiatric disorders. She flags up the danger of misdiagnosis and asserts the critical importance of maintaining a distinction, offering clear guidance on identifying genuine disorders.

This book will offer valuable support and encouragement to parents, teachers, and health and social care professionals who want to raise children who are confident, happy, healthy, and socially aware.

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.Maggie Mamen, Ph.D. is a clinical psychologist wi...
Title:The Pampered Child Syndrome: How to Recognize it, How to Manage it, and How to Avoid it - A Guide…Format:PaperbackDimensions:152 pages, 9.13 × 6.19 × 0.43 inPublished:October 15, 2005Publisher:Jessica Kingsley PublishersLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1843104075

ISBN - 13:9781843104070

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing book! Must have book for parents, teachers, and counsellors. She is spot on with what's going on with kids because of parenting styles and lack of authority. Kids need boundaries and parents need to be charge. Maggie is an amazing speaker... saw her at a teachers convention and she is a must see and must read book.
Date published: 2017-09-30

Table of Contents

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.

Editorial Reviews

They seem to be everywhere. They scream at your favorite restaurant. They run about at the mall. They squirm and whine next to you on a airplaines. They may even be infesting your own home. Clinical psychologist Mamen writes for parents and professionals as she describes how child-centred parenting, education and care creates children being granted the same rights as adults without the same responsibilities. She covers ways to recognize the syndrome, including tracking the depression, anxiety, ADHD, behavior disorders and learning problems often caused or associated with it. She then describes how to manage it and avoid it, giving general objectives, instructions on how to break the cycle of the syndrome, and understand the roles of parents and professionals. She closes with ten strategies that work to spare the rod without spoiling the child. - Book News