The Price of Privilege: How Parental Pressure and Material Advantage Are Creating a Generation of Disconnected and Unhappy Kids


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Harper Perennial
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5.4 X 8.0 X 0.6 inches | 0.43 pounds

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About the Author

Madeline Levine, PhD, is a psychologist, consultant, and educator; the author of the New York Times bestsellers Teach Your Children Well and The Price of Privilege; and a cofounder of Challenge Success, a project of the Stanford School of Education that addresses education reform, student well-being, and parent education. She is also a consultant to BDT & Company, a merchant bank that advises and invests in founder- and family-led companies. She lives in San Francisco with her husband and is the proud mother of three adult sons and a newly minted granddaughter.


"[Madeline Levine's] ideas may be uncomfortable for parents to read, but they're a wonderful wake-up call."--Bay Area Insider
"Fresh and important ideas about parenting in the age of affluence..."--Mary Pipher, Ph.D., author of Reviving Ophelia
"Her writing is warm and carefully thoughtful."--Toronto Star
"Levine's book explores some troubling and intriguing issues that certainly are worth pondering and discussing."--Marin Independent Journal
"She treats her subjects as well as her subject with compassion and understanding."--Chicago Tribune
"This book has resonated in affluent communities all over the country. [Levine is] clearly on to something."--Atlanta Journal-Constitution
"[Written] with clarity and understanding of the culture of affluence and its pitfalls for parents."--Library Journal
"In this insightful book, Levine eschews the temptation to dismiss problems of privileged teens as overindulgence."--Book List
"Levine offers chapter after chapter of practical advice for dealing with family problems."--Connecticut Post Online
"Useful...clear, sensitive..."--Publisher's Weekly
"...[an] impassioned wake-up call to parents..."--The Gazette (Montreal)