How Rich Children Can Deal With 'Affluenza'

12/29/2010 04:36 pm ET | Updated May 25, 2011
  • Belinda Goldsmith

From his research he developed a list of traits to avert what he calls the devastating infection of "affluenza." He explains these traits in his self-published book, The Affluenza Antidote: How Wealthy Families Can Raise Grounded Children in an Age of Apathy and Entitlement.

D'Amico, who says he wrote the book as an ode to his nine grandchildren, said it was frightening how many wealthy families were dysfunctional and the knock-on effect this had on the economy when family businesses failed.

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