Growing up in the midst of a wealthy culture can involve several psychosocial liabilities. Studies have demonstrated that children born in the upper-class can exhibit heightened trouble in numerous areas, including depression, substance use and anxiety.
Even the Rich Aren’t Exempted
It appears that two groups of aspects are involved: extreme pressures to be successful and isolation from their parents, both emotionally and literally. When it comes to the stereotypical feature, most people think of poor youth and wealthy youth as “high risk” and “low risk” respectively. Comparative researches have exposed more similarities instead of differences in their socialization processes and adjustment patterns.
The Neglected Reality
In a few years’ time, psychologists should treat the long-lasting negligence of a group of teens that they’re currently treating and assuming that don’t require their attention. The wealth of a family doesn’t automatically mean that the parents are wise or levelheaded. Although, these wealthy children might have many advantages on their side, they can also be at risk of developing nontrivial dangers to their emotional welfare.
Most people assume that highly-educated, wealthy parents and their children are “low risk”, but latest studies indicate that they can encounter numerous unrecognized pressures. Before the 1970s, developmental scientists first neglected children born in poverty and today, that’s what they are doing to those in the other end of the spectrum.
The main issue here is that the American dream spreads general assumption that Ivy League education and lucrative professions thereafter are critical to the lasting happiness of children.