HTH: The Problem with Rich Kids


Hope This Helps (HTH) is a series where fellow youth workers share resources they’ve found helpful in ministry.  Of course, some things work in some churches and not in others.  But, as always, hope this helps.

For youth pastors who work in upper-class, suburban settings, this article by Columbia professor Suniya Luthar is indispensible. Dr. Luthar examines the mental health problems common among affluent teenagers, especially those who are over-programmed with activities for college admissions resumes.

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