What to do

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Stop the in­san­ity! Gain some con­trol with tips from Dr. David Bre­de­hoft, of overindul­gence.org.

■ Read a good book on the sub­ject. There is more help about avoid­ing overindul­gence in How Much is Too

Much? Rais­ing Like­able, Re­spon­si­ble, Re­spect­ful Chil­dren — From Tod­dlers To Teens — In An Age of Overindul­gence (2014, DaCapo Press Life­long Books).

■ Down­load a great book on the sub­ject. Good Heart Par­ent­ing: A Jour­ney of

Love and Strength (2018, Univer­sity of Min­nesota Ex­ten­sion Press) at https://goo.gl/DgrZjC

■ Take a free on­line course to learn more about child­hood overindul­gence. Par­ent­ing in the Age of Overindul­gence On­line Course is of­fered by The Univer­sity of Min­nesota Ex­ten­sion. https://goo.gl/kXzmPk

■ Seek out child de­vel­op­ment in­for­ma­tion. It’s im­por­tant to know what chil­dren need to be strug­gling with at what par­tic­u­lar age — and to let them strug­gle. That’s how they learn valu­able life lessons and skills.

■ Teach your chil­dren to do chores. Take the time to teach chores and house­hold tasks, in­clud­ing all self-care tasks.

■ Change only one thing at a time. Iden­tify which of the three types of overindul­gence you do most of­ten and start to change that. Af­ter a time, ad­dress each of the other two types.

■ Teach re­spect for peo­ple and things.

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