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Certain Parenting Tactics Could Lead to Materialistic Attitudes in Adulthood

Rewarding or punishing children using gifts can lead to financial and marital problems

 


ResearcherIn a new study, Richins and her co-author found that parents who use material goods as part of their parenting techniques may be setting children up for difficulties in adulthood.

In a new study, Richins and her co-author found that parents who use material goods as part of their parenting techniques may be setting children up for difficulties in adulthood.
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Story posted: Dec. 16, 2014

By: Fran Webber

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COLUMBIA, Mo. – With the holiday season in full swing and presents piling up under the tree, many parents may be tempted to give children all the toys and gadgets they ask for or use the expectation of gifts to manage children’s behavior. Now, a new study from the University of Missouri and the University of Illinois at Chicago found that parents who use material goods as part of their parenting techniques may be setting children up for difficulties later in adulthood.

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