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The Price of Privilege by Madeline Levine
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May 05, 2008

it was amazing
Read in May, 2008

A book every parent (or person who works around children) should read -- affluent or not.

The book mentions how much value we place on what our children do (honor roll, colleges, who can read first, etc) and not on who they are as people. How many affluent, suburban families have lost what is really important. The other point that really got me was the illusion of the perfect suburban mom. How suburban moms feel that they need to be perfect and show the world that they and their children are perfect, and because of this they don't ask for help and won't risk looking vulnerable, which has lots of other ramifacations.

There is much, much more in this book -- read it!
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Ryann Murphy Hey Amy -
I have copy if you want to borrow it.

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