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Overindulgence in Parenting: How Much is Too Much?

October 25, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm EDT

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Overindulgence is an issue many people face in our society as the research and subsequent literature has shown us. While society tells us we need more on a regular basis, parents and children alike are struggling to understand how much is enough and adults who were given too much as children often feel the effects.
Please join Ellie McCann and Becky Hagen Jokela, University of Minnesota Extension Educators, as we explore the following:

What is overindulgence?
Three ways parents overindulge
Tools to reduce overindulgence (The Test of Four)
Online course offerings


Ellie McCann is Family Resiliency Extension Educator and Professor since September 2003. She serves the entire state of Minnesota from her current office in Andover. Ellie was previously located in in Moorhead for 12 years.

Ellie’s work focuses on improving the quality of families’ lives through times of transition. Ellie has developed and taught numerous classes, trainings, and curricula to professionals and parents, including the Parents Forever™ divorce education program and Parenting in the Age of Overindulgence, an online course. Prior to her work with Extension, Ellie worked with children and families in both community agencies and university settings. Ellie earned a master’s degree in Human Development and Family Studies from the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville and is a Certified Family Life Educator.

Becky Hagen Jokela is a Regional Extension Educator and Professor in Family Resource Management, University of Minnesota Extension, Cloquet Regional Office, Cloquet, MN. Her degrees include a B.S. and M.S. Degree in Family and Consumer Science Education from the University of Wisconsin-Stout, Menomonie, Wisconsin. In addition, Becky completed an accreditation with the Association for Financial Counseling and Planning Education, and is an Accredited Financial Counselor; holds a Family Life Certification and teaching license in Family and Consumer Science plus a Reading Certification.


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Webinar Flyer (PDF)

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SlideShare- Overindulgence in Parenting: How Much is Too Much?

Overindulgence Resource Guide 102518

Video- Parenting in the Era of Overindulgence: How to Deal with “I Want”

Table of the Risky Gifts 102518

Online Course for Parents – Parenting in the Age of Overindulgence: How to Prevent the “I wants”  



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October 25, 2018
11:00 am - 12:30 pm EDT
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