By: Carol Maxym, Ph.D. It’s not just luck that in the many years I’ve worked with teens and parents in turmoil, that I have met so many extraordinary, wonderful people, both young and old. The parents I’ve had the privilege to work with are good, dedicated, loving caretakers of good kids, but, like their kids, […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
By: Carol Maxym, PhD. Affluenza is back in the news. Why? Because, I think, almost everyone finds Affluenza deeply offensive. As a whole, we’re offended by the idea that a person could break the law in so many ways without being held accountable. However, not having learned responsibility is hardly a defense for shirking consequences. But here’s […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
By: Carol Maxym, PhD. Affluenza is defined as the unhealthy psychological and social effects of affluence. This condition is typically characterized by feelings of guilt, lack of motivation, and social isolationism. In its most extreme form, materialism and hyper-consumption associated with wealth and success can result in chronic unhappiness, debt, overwork, stress, and poor relationships. […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
By: Carol Maxym, Ph.D. Helicopter Parenting is a term coined by Dr. Haim Ginott in 1969, and is used to describe a parent that is overly focused on and involved in his or her child’s life. Do you find yourself questioning your child’s every move? Are you constantly hovering over everything he or she is […]Continue Reading... No Comments.