My husband's company is offering a seminar on Affluenza and it sounds really interesting to me. I've never heard this term used before, but I do believe it affects a lot of families. Do you know any families like this?
Here is the memo he received:
*** ******'s Medical Department has partnered with the NYU Center for Corporate Wellness to provide our employees with a unique educational program that focuses on "Affluenza", a condition that is contributing to the break down of American families. Affluenza is the term used to explain the unique problems that occur when children view the acquisition of material goods as a measure of their worth at the expense of other sources of self-esteem and contentment.
It is not confined to the wealthy, but in fact is a "disorder" among parents and children across all socio-economic and cultural backgrounds.
Ask Yourself…Is this my child?
* Unable to delay gratification or tolerate frustration
* Difficulty maintaining interest in anything requiring effort
* False sense of entitlement
* Low self esteem and loss of self-confidence
* Preoccupation with material goods
The seminar will be presented by Kimberly Williams, Psy.D, a Pediatric Neuropsychology Fellow at the NYU Child Study Center. Kimberly co-authored an article on Affluenza in a recent newsletter sent out by the NYU Child Study Center. You can visit their site by going to www.aboutourkids.org
Come learn 10 effective strategies to stop the cycle of "Affluenza". The seminar will be presented on Tuesday, January 30, 2007 from 12pm - 1pm in Auditorium B. If you are interested in attending this seminar, please e-mail ***** *****, R.N.