Steering children away from self-obsession

Categories: How To
Published on: May 30, 2014

Globe and Mail / Adriana Barton / 30 May 2014

Drawing from nearly 600 academic sources on child development and moral psychology, [psychotherapist Graham Music, of London, England] argues that harried parenting and rampant materialism are making children meaner and more self-absorbed. Raised to prize consumer goods over people, children with low empathy are turning into narcissistic adults who have never learned the intrinsic rewards of social belonging and interdependence, he writes.

But toy-crazed kids aren’t doomed, Music told The Globe. Here he explains how parents can steer children away from self-obsession.

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