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Children of the Self-Absorbed 2nd Edn : A Grown-up's Guide to Getting over Narcissistic Parents - BROWN N

Children of the Self-Absorbed 2nd Edn

A Grown-up's Guide to Getting over Narcissistic Parents

By: BROWN N

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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 readers a step-by-step approach to resolving conflict and building a meaningful relationship with a narcissistic parent."Children of the Self-Absorbed, Second Edition", offers clear definitions of narcissism and narcissistic personality disorder to help readers identify the extent of their parent's problem. Readers learn the different types of destructive narcissism and how to recognize their effects on relationships. With the aid of proven techniques, readers are assured that they are not helpless against their parent's behavior, and that they 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 fulfill the needs and expectations of both readers and their parents.

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    An interesting read for those interested in psychology as a hobby. Well written and easy to understand for the amateur as well as professional.

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    "Children of narcissistic parents are provided techniques to dig themselves out of impossible relationships with their parents...a thoroughly well thought out, useful manual to help adult children move toward more productive connection to their narcissistic parents, to themselves, and to others." --Joan Medway, Ph.D., LCSW, psychologist in private practice in Potomac, MD "Children of the Self-Absorbed offers practical advice and guidance. The creative techniques and exercises are priceless to both the reader learning how to identify destructive parental behaviors and how to cope with them as well as the reader learning to nurture and protect his or her own developing self." --Susan Hopper, Ph.D., clinical psychologist in private practice in St. Louis, MO "For those of us who have often suffered the inevitable humiliating regression back to childhood during every holiday with the family...this book offers real help to the reader to develop the self-protective art of indifference, a cloak that can be used at many a holiday gathering...and to understand the subtle yet profound differences between ineffective and effective confrontation, empathy and sympathy, and attaching response and defusing strategy...a completely new cupboard of techniques." --Joel C. Frost, Ed.D., assistant clinical professor of psychology in the Department of Psychology at Harvard Medical School "Children of narcissistic parents are provided techniques to dig themselves out of impossible relationships with their parents a thoroughly well thought out, useful manual to help adult children move toward more productive connection to their narcissistic parents, to themselves, and to others." Joan Medway, Ph.D., LCSW, psychologist in private practice in Potomac, MD" "Children of the Self-Absorbed offers practical advice and guidance. The creative techniques and exercises are priceless to both the reader learning how to identify destructive parental behaviors and how to cope with them as well as the reader learning to nurture and protect his or her own developing self." Susan Hopper, Ph.D., clinical psychologist in private practice in St. Louis, MO" "For those of us who have often suffered the inevitable humiliating regression back to childhood during every holiday with the family this book offers real help to the reader to develop the self-protective art of indifference, a cloak that can be used at many a holiday gathering and to understand the subtle yet profound differences between ineffective and effective confrontation, empathy and sympathy, and attaching response and defusing strategy a completely new cupboard of techniques." Joel C. Frost, Ed.D., assistant clinical professor of psychology in the Department of Psychology at Harvard Medical School"

    Acknowledgmentsp. vii
    Prefacep. ix
    Infuriating, Critical, Demanding, and Unreasonable Parentsp. 1
    Lingering Effects of Parental Self-Absorptionp. 29
    Still Hurting: The Child as an Adultp. 53
    Difficult Situations and How to Copep. 75
    Overcome the Hidden and Toxic Effects of Your Parentp. 99
    Eight Strategies to Stop Hurtingp. 125
    Strengthen Your Selfp. 149
    Your Ideal Self: Determine the Person You Want to Bep. 177
    Get to the Ideal: Build a New and Better Selfp. 201
    You Can Do It: Taking Charge of Your Selfp. 225
    Referencesp. 251
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    ISBN: 9781572245617
    ISBN-10: 1572245611
    Audience: General
    Format: Paperback
    Language: English
    Number Of Pages: 240
    Published: 1st June 2008
    Publisher: New Harbinger Publications
    Country of Publication: US
    Dimensions (cm): 22.8 x 15.4  x 1.6
    Weight (kg): 0.35
    Edition Number: 2
    Edition Type: Revised