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Overindulged Children: A Parent's Guide to Mentoring

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About the Course

This powerful book offers practical tools to show parents how to love their children, fight today’s overindulging tendencies, and coach their children to happy, healthy independence. Parents often find themselves in the predicament of having too much to do, and not enough time to spend with their children. To ease their guilt, they often overindulge, giving children too many material things and too much freedom. It is time to stem the tide of overindulgence and make a positive, powerful difference in the lives of the children we love!

This course is based on the book, Overindulged Children: A Parent’s Guide to Mentoring created by James A. Fogarty, Ed.D.


Liberty Publishing Group

Publication Date:

Revised edition, (c) 2003

Course Material Author

James A. Fogarty, Ed.D.

Dr. Jim Fogarty is one of America's leading speakers in the fields of parenting, family, and grief and transition. He has 22 years of experience assisting children, parents, schools, and families as a certified school psychologist and licensed clinical psychologist. He has lectured extensively in all 50 states to educators, clinicians, clergy, parents, nurses, physicians, hospice staff, and other health and mental health professionals. He is the author of The Magical Thoughts of Grieving Children, and he has recorded thought-provoking seminars on topics that include Crisis Debriefing, the Grieving Child, and Overindulged Children. In his presentations, Dr. Fogarty is known for his Irish wit and story-telling, blended with profound insights into family relationships, children's behavior, difficulties of transition and loss, the strengthening of marriages, and the priority of family life.

James A. Fogarty, Ed.D. authored the material only, and was not involved in creating this CE course. They are identified here for your own evaluation of the relevancy of the material this course is based on.

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Recommended For:

This course is recommended for parents, as well as health care professionals, especially psychologists, counselors, social workers, and nurses who want to help parents learn to mentor, and avoid overindulging, their children. It is appropriate for introductory to intermediate levels of participants' knowledge.

Course Objectives:

After taking this course, you should be able to:

  1. Define overindulgent parenting.
  2. Explain how overindulgent parenting differs, depending on the relative wealth or poverty of the parents.
  3. Describe nine overindulgent parenting styles.
  4. Describe some of the common beliefs of overindulgent parents.
  5. Describe the qualities of mentoring (i.e., non-overindulgent) parents.
  6. Explain the factors motivating many childhood misbehaviors.
  7. List and describe some of the tools (i.e., skills) used by mentoring parents to raise healthy and happy children.

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