As charming performers who skilfully reflect their parents’ expectations, far too many children grow into adults driven to greater and greater achievements by an underlying sense of worthlessness. Never allowed to express their true feelings, and having lost touch with their true selves, they act out their repressed feelings with episodes of depression and compulsive behaviour. They in turn inflict the same legacy of repression on their own children.
This poignant and thought-provoking book shows how narcissistic parents form and deform the lives of their children. The Drama of the Gifted Child
is the first step toward helping readers reclaim their lives by discovering their own needs and their own truth.LINK
: The Drama of the Gifted Child: The Search for the True Self
by Alice Miller.Language NotesText: English (translation)Original Language: German