How do you know when something is too much?

Posted by Barbara Meltz  July 2, 2007 05:05 PM

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In his imagined world of Thomas the Tank Engine, this preschooler was empowered. Faced with a life-size Thomas, he was frightened enough to lose interest for good. Here's an example of how we sometimes unwittingly give our kids too much of a good thing.

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Barbara F. Meltz is a freelance writer, parenting consultant, and author of "Put Yourself in Their Shoes: Understanding How Your Children See the World." She won several awards for her weekly "Child Caring" column in the Globe, including the 2008 American Psychological Association Print Excellence award. Barbara is available as a speaker for parent groups.

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