Children of the Self-absorbed

Children of the Self-absorbed

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

Book - 2008
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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 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.

Publisher: Oakland, CA : New Harbinger Publications, c2008.
Edition: 2nd ed.
ISBN: 9781572245617
Branch Call Number: 158.24 BRO
Characteristics: x, 250, [1] p. ; 23 cm.


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Mar 09, 2011

This book provides many useful activities that help you assess the damage done by a narcissistic parent. It's quite dense for the length (full of many great ideas), and if you want to go more in depth, you have to do the work (exercises) or explore that topic more elsewhere.


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