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 narc
Gives strategies for dealing with narcissistic parents and how to take care ...more
So, um...yeah =)
That said, as the book repeatedly mentions, therapy is your best option if this b ...more
While reading it, I could find many unhealthy patterns and behaviors in people around me. It helped to develop a compassion for those be ...more
In the first half of the book, the author describes what DNP (destructive narcissistic parent) is and what symptoms you may have as an adult due to an upbringing with a DNP. The second half of the book focuses on methods to heal, how to become more self-aware and to become your self. I found some of the strategies quite useful.
Overall, what I got out of t ...more
Very helpful excercises in this book. Very insighful!!
It felt very accurate in how it described me and my situation. Almost eerie at times.
It's a little dull, but that's to be expected in a book like this. It was also a little tough to read at times due to how accurate it was.
Either way, and informative book that was beneficial in my reading.
However, there was one thing on there that no other book I have read had it and it is very true:
the self-absorbed parents never change or admit they are wrong, do not try to do it!!!
I got lost in the formatting. There are quizzes and again, time has passed and this is the first-time I have even encountered the term "destructive narcissistic parent." I thought this might give insight into the current times when narcissism ...more
Some good parts, but I take issue with the "need" to develop "healthy adult narcissism". That's not a thing. Narcissism is not healthy; self-respect, boundaries and confidence are.
It was weird that it was assumed everyone will continue to have contact with their narcissistic parents. Nothing about cutting contact and dealing with that.
I also found it offensive that the book kept repeatedly trea ...more
It clearly details how to spot a narcissist, their tactics and how to avoid "catching" the devaluations that ensue.
Very clinical given the genre. The exercises -- if embraced -- are hooky but informative (I didn't do them). So, yeah, I rea ...more
The homework assignments seem misplaced. The authors of this tex ...more