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Children of the Self-Absorbed: A Grown-up's Guide to Getting over Narcissistic Parents (Paperback)

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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 ......more

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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.

Nina W. Brown, Ed.D., LPC, is professor and eminent scholar in the Educational Leadership and Counseling Department at Old Dominion University. An expert on narcissism's effects on relationships, she is the author of ten books, including Children of the Self-Absorbed, Working with the Self-Absorbed and Whose Life is it Anyway?

Author:
Brown, Nina W.
Genre:
FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS / Parenting / Parent & Adult Child
Audience:
General/trade
Edition:
2
Edition Detail:
Revised
Format:
Paperback
Pages:
250
Language:
English
Publisher:
New Harbinger Pubns Inc
Publish Date:
04/01/2008
Copyright Year:
2008
ISBN:
9781572245617
Height:
8.75 in
Wdth:
6.0 in
Thickness:
0.5 in
Unit weight:
0.8 lb
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