Children of the Self-Absorbed: A Grown-Up's Guide to Getting Over Narcissistic Parents
Being a parent is usually all about giving of yourself to foster your child's growth and development. But what happens when this isn't the case? Some parents dismiss the needs of their children, asserting their own instead, demanding attention and reassurance from even very young children. This may especially be the case when a parent has narcissistic tendencies or narcissistic personality disorder. From the author of Working with the Self-Absorbed and Loving the Self-Absorbed, this major revision of a self-help classic offers a step-by-step approach to resolving conflict and building a meaningful relationship with a narcissistic parent.
Children of the Self-Absorbed offers clear definitions of narcissism and narcissistic personality disorder to help you identify the extent of your parent's problem. You'll learn the different types of destructive narcissism and how to recognize their effects on relationships. With the aid of proven techniques, you'll discover that you're not helpless against your parent's behavior and that you needn't consider giving up on the relationship. Instead, realistic strategies and steps are suggested for learning to set mutually agreed upon behaviors that can help you fulfill your needs and expectations.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - keylawk - LibraryThing
Not all parents give up themselves to foster the development of their children. Some parents remain focussed on their own needs and agendas. Nina Brown, Ed. D., LPC is the author of 17 books most of which deal with self-absorbed people. Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - KinnicChick - LibraryThing
I thought this was one of the best self-help books I have ever read. It does a thorough job covering the topic of Destructive Narcissistic Parents and provides scales to help place the amount of ... Read full review
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Nina W Brown
Limited preview - 2008