Parenting in the age of indulgence

’Tis is the season for excess and overindulgence. This time of year, we realize, isn’t quite normal. But, when you look at your family and consider the big picture, you might wonder: Are you giving your kids too much? Parents who are worried about overindulgence — and want simple strategies for what to do — are in luck: The University of Minnesota Extension’s Center for Family Development has produced a free, one-hour online course that covers examples of overindulgence in modern-day families, plus tools to identify and address overindulgence. It’s called Parenting in the Age of Overindulgence. Check it out at