YPO is inviting EO members and their significant others for a hands-on learning experience from the nation’s top parent coach for those with means, Madeline Levine, PhD.
Numerous studies show that privileged adolescents are experiencing epidemic rates of depression, anxiety disorders, and substance abuse — rates that are higher than those of any other socioeconomic group of young people in this country.
The various elements of a perfect storm — materialism, pressure to achieve, perfectionism, disconnection — are combining to create a crisis in America’s culture of affluence. This culture is as unmanageable for parents as it is for their children.
While many privileged kids project confidence and know how to make a good impression, alarming numbers lack the basic foundation of psychological development: an authentic sense of self. Parents often miss these signs of significant emotional problems even in their “star” children.
In this controversial look at privileged families, Levine offers thoughtful, practical advice as she explodes one child-rearing myth after another. With empathy and candor, she identifies parenting practices that are toxic to healthy self-development and that have contributed to epidemic levels of depression, anxiety, and substance abuse in the most unlikely place — the affluent family.
This event is open to EO members, sponsors and their significant others. Please note that RSVP’s are required by Monday, October 14, and any cancellations made after that day will be charged $100 per person. Please RSVP to Melissa.Groen@ArizonaEO.com.