Table of contents for The price of privilege : how parental pressure and material advantage are creating a generation of disconnected and unhappy kids / Madeline Levine.


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ui Pradox of Pri% ilege                              3
\X hy Kids Who Have So Muclh Can Feel Empty  8
\Why Wh  Can't Afford to Trivialize the Problems
o Privileged Kids :  12
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Fidemynic: Amring Privileged  out.h                16
The Magnitude of the Problem * 18
Don't Kids ,"row Out Of" Adolescent Angst? * 24
Diort Kids fromi Affucrnt Families Get
All the ilEp They Need  . 26
he T,oxic BreNw of Pressure and Isolation  28
Achievement Pr essure  28
Isolation f'romi  r Pa ts r   30
Wr't Parents' ood Intentions Are Not Enough  33
oHA 1   o1 ERk TsH R E E
)l 1t1yleo Doesn1 t Buy IMl nta Healcth             37
f,n u  Doe sn't NM'ake Us Happier * 38
Allison: How Affluence Can Get in the Way
of Emotional Development * 41
Materialism: The Dark Side of Affluence a 45
The False Promises of Materialism A 49
Why "Retail Therapy" Is an Oxymoron o  50
Materialism and Un dealthy Competition * 52
Happiness Is an Inside Job * 53
PART T WO
HO    THE C       JULURE OF AFFLUENCE W ORKS
AGAINST THE D       ELOPM ENT OF THE SE L
CHAP TER FOUR
"What is a Healthy "Self"'                           63
Kids With Healthy Selves Are Ready and
Able to "Own" Their Lives * 70
Kids With Healthy Selves Can Control Theit Impules:
"I'm the Boss of Me"  7 75
Kids With Healthy Selves Can Be Generous and Loving  81
Kids W,ith Healthv Sieves Are Good Architects
of Their Internal "Homes" .  86
Tyler's Story: Whose Life Is It Anyway? - 88
Knowing What Really Matters and What Doesn't * 93
CHAPTER FIVE
Different Ages, Different Parenting Strategies       95
The Magic Years-Ages 2 to 4 o 99
Masters of the Universe-Ages 5 to 7 * 104
How Am I Doing?-Ages 8 to 11 * 108
What Happened to My Kid?--Ages 12 to 14 * 113
Workin on the !Real Me"-Ages 15 to"  / l 120
PART THREE
PLEN1TLNG FOR LATO\OMY
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No   k e Connect 1lakes All the Difference        127
Know Your Parenting Style o 129
Do 4s You're Told: The Authoritarian Parent * 129
Do Y oir Owun Thing: The Permissive Parent * 130
Ve Can W(ork It Out: The Authoritative Parent - 131
Cu:ivate Warmth to Protect Emotional Development a 132
: G,u od  a rmith: Acceptance, Understanding,
a?nld b;:fstnent o 133
Bad I'j mih: Overinvolviment, Intrusiln,
and -irental Neediness  136
Understanding Why Praise Is Often "Bad" Warmth * 141
Aoid the Damage Inflicted by Criticism and Rejection * 146
liIAPtER SEVEN
iseipline and Control
The Tough Job of Being the "Bad Cop"               153
"r. manin ,: Being ,ear About Your Authority * 154
Moniorin g: "'Do You Know Where Your Children Are?" * 156
Contlnn iert: Letting Your Kids Know When
You Mean Business - 158
Flexibilty: Knowing When to Skip the Showdown o 159
'ts 3asier When We Start Eariy (But It's Never Too Late!)  161
Tch Diterence Between Being "In Control"
an Brein "Controlb ng"  162
PART FOu R
WHY YOU HAVE TO S' iAN) ON
YOUR OWAN IWO FEET BEFORE YOUR
CHAILDREN CAN STAND ON         HEIRS
CHAPTER EIGHT
Challenges to Effective Parenting
in the Culture of Affluence                        169
Bucking the Tide: If Everyone Is Doing It,
That Doesn't Make It Right , 172
Holding Ourse ves Accountable  174
The Poison of Perfectionism  178
Overcoming Myopia About the "Good Life" . 182
Handling the Isolation That Makes Us
Vulnerable to Being Bullied e 186
The Threat of Divorce and the Potential Loss of "Wifestyle"  19
Samrnantha's Story: Dancing in the Dark o J 94
CHAPTER NINE
Having Everything Except What We Need Mbost
The Isolation of Affluent MOoms                    200
Acknowledging How Very Hard Our Job Is o 202
Taking Our Problems Seriously * 205
The Fear of Vulnerability e 207
The Risks of Staying Unhappy - 210
Tend and Befriend: The Critical importance of Friendships  212
The Distraction of the 1ork Debate  215
Choosing What We Can Live With * 218



Library of Congress subject headings for this publication: Child rearing, Parenting, Wealth Psychological aspects, Teenagers Conduct of life, Adolescent psychology